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Aso shrine

Address: 3083-1 Ichinomiyamachi-miyaji, Aso 869-2612, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Aso
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Historic Sites, Sights & Landmarks

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Akita Prefecture, Japan
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The shrine itself wasn't too different from any other shrine we'd been to - we walked around, did omikuji and took some photos - but the little shopping street outside of it is a joy to explore. Lots of different shops with many different foods to try, cute little souvenirs to buy and very friendly shop owners who talked to... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was my first shrine visit in japan. We had no idea what to do , so we kind of stood aside and watch people pray. If you just walk around it , it will take about 10 mins. You can't enter any hall area, just stand outside and pray . You can purchase and write your wishes on a... More 

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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This shrine is peaceful and wide. Local people like to come here for praying about safety jouney and transport.

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Tokyo, Japan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

The story behind the emperor and his family enhanced my whole experience at the shrine. Each of the shrines there belonged to a family member of the emperor, and the preservation of the shrines are incredible considering how long ago it was built. Unlike other shrines, there was also a wishing rock where visitors could rub the surface of the... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
17 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

A very large and beautiful shrine in the middle of the town. Priests were performing rites and people were actively worshipping. In addition to the shrine itself, the many springs are noteworthy and very well used by the locals. We partook also and it was a nice experience. Don't expect English spoken, or amenities like English menus. But people were... More 

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New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
8 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Only 10 minutes walk from the Aso station and the terrific Aso Base Backpackers hostel, this shrine is beautiful mostly due to its setting at the top of the hill, surrounded by huge trees. Visit it!

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