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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

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Address: 2608-5 Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima 899-4201, Kagoshima Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 995-57-0001
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Built among very tall pine trees

It is a large bright red shrine set against deep green and very tall pine trees. It is beautiful. The breezes are especially refreshing amidst very hot summer weather.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Beautiful place! They are fixing the roads and extending the parking lot plus some shops. Free of charge!

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

It is a large bright red shrine set against deep green and very tall pine trees. It is beautiful. The breezes are especially refreshing amidst very hot summer weather.

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Despite it being very rainy there were many many people here. It made taking pictures hard. All in all it's an average shrine. The crowds take away a lot of the ambiance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I've visited quite a few shrines in Japan, mostly are big and too touristy. Kirishima shrine is so far the best I've seen and somehow very special, it's not too touristy and feels original. Nice, serene and small shrine.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

When I walked up to the shrine, i can feel the peaceful environment surrounded me and I can feel so clam. Worth to spend some time to take photo and walk around. Noted: better to go in the morning

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japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Peaceful,calm,absolutely beautiful place. Definitely worth to visit.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

It is what it is. Moved 500 years ago to this position but unlike other shrines visited its been built out and you can't get access to the older part. You see it in the background, its like new planning permission building out but history is back there somewhere. Obviously it is spiritual for committed visitors but like church architecture... More 

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Very attractive walks leading up to the shrine, with high trees around the buildings there. There was a wedding taking place when we were there, and you can see why people would want to get married there. Worth a stop if you are passing through.

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Honolulu
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

beautiful buildings in a great natural forested setting, Kirishima (KIRI=fog, SHIMA=island) appropriately greeted us with a morning fog. We walked under the Torii gate which purified us. Cedar tree is more than 8900 years old and is said to be the main provider of seeds used to progagate Cedar trees throughout Kyushu. It is considered a POWER tree so standing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

This is a very special shrine in a lovely wooded area with a massive 800 plus year old tree near the front entry. This place has a very long history and is said to be the place where the gods came to earth and were the ancestors of the Japanese Emperor. It would be a beautifull place in autumn when... More 

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