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Kirishima Jingu Shrine

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Address: 2608-5 Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima 899-4201, Kagoshima Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 995-57-0001
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VIsiting during new year

I would not recommend visiting shrines during new year period because they are flooded by worshippers. Nonetheless, it was a unique experience of the local culture. I spent 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2016
stansaulus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I would not recommend visiting shrines during new year period because they are flooded by worshippers. Nonetheless, it was a unique experience of the local culture. I spent 3 hours driving to the shrine from Kagoshima. The food and crowd really give out a festive side of the shrine worship culture of Japan. Usually shrines are tranquil and peaceful, so... More 

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Thank stansaulus
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389 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Kirishima Jingu is located in the middle of a huge natural forest, which is a part of Kirishima Kinkowan National Park. You can enjoy serenity of this spiritual site, and maybe get some inspiration.

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Thank Kimitaka S
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68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

This place is surrounded lots of green and mountains. Red shrine is beautiful and mysterious. You can see SakulaJima.

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Thank まーほん
Bangkok
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

A misty & rainy trek of over 10 km to the Kirishima Shrine from our hotel. Witnessing the beautiful changing colors of Autumn and devotees paying respects at the shrine.

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Tokyo
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144 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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

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Thank Tanaka G
Hong Kong
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44 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
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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Thank Belinda C
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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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Thank PinkJamie
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank harle l
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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Thank Maggie L
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

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

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