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Kirishima Shrine

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Good shrine to spend 1~2 hours

This is the greatest shrine in Kirishima. You can see Japanese people throw coins and make... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2018
Seoul, South Korea
I recommend you enjoy the tranquility of the area and observe the mountains in the back the Gods descended.

I note reviews are mixed for this shrine. I think one needs to have some background knowledge of... read more

Reviewed January 29, 2018
Funabashi, Japan
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Reviewed January 6, 2019

A nice shrine to visit with the greatest Torii of Western Japan. It's said that the king of Japan also went there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank NatalieChoi03
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

It's a great place to visit, good to walk through the whole shrine and have a lot to see. They also have a souvenir shop and cafe for you to take a rest after taking all the beautiful photos.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

We visited the Shrine in the morning. Seems there were fewer people. Easy to access. Very beautiful wooded area with walkways. Really enjoyed.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

This was my second visit and it was even better than the first. It's a beautiful picturesque place with ample parking and no entry fee whatsoever. The view from the platform is wonderful and the shrine is colourful and majestic. It is easy to spend...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank TheDoor_isopen
Reviewed March 28, 2018

This is the greatest shrine in Kirishima. You can see Japanese people throw coins and make wishes. The area is large. But, it doesn't take much time to look around the main hall. Meanwhile, there are a observation deck, huge trees,a souvenir shop and a...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 13, 2018 via mobile

This shrine is a must-visit if you’re in Kirishima. Surrounding by a big forest, good to have a peaceful time while praying.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed January 29, 2018

I note reviews are mixed for this shrine. I think one needs to have some background knowledge of the shrine to fully appreciate. The Japanese name of the shrine is Kirishima Jinguu. Jinguus (grand shrines) are the twenty or so of the most prominent Shinto...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed January 19, 2018 via mobile

It was kind of close to the Kagoshima airport. I passed by the Shrine after i landed off. It was very boring and empty. Nothing special and not worthy of a visit. I would rather go straight to the hotel and use some nap.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank hugomember
Reviewed October 4, 2017

The temple is very big and nicely maintained. The environment and view nearby is very beautiful and amazing. However, most of the places inside the temple was not open for public during the day of my visit, which made us feel that there was not...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Fion1210
Reviewed September 14, 2017

Very nice, impressive shrine. Surrounding area is very nice. I would recommend to go only if you're staying in Kirishima. Access from train station is very limited bus only runs every 45min to hour, so if you miss your bus there is nothing to do....More

Date of experience: July 2017
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