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Usajingu Shrine

2859 Minami Usa, Usa 872-0102, Oita Prefecture
+81 978-37-0001
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Very famous shrine near Usa

Temple - quite impressive in detail, architecture and colour. Not crowded and a beautiful... read more

Reviewed December 1, 2017
Reg C
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Take your time

This is a beautiful shrine, however the gardens and the surrounding buildings are worth just as... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2017
Rowena P
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2859 Minami Usa, Usa 872-0102, Oita Prefecture
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Reviewed December 1, 2017

Temple - quite impressive in detail, architecture and colour. Not crowded and a beautiful, peaceful setting.

Thank Reg C
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

This is a beautiful shrine, however the gardens and the surrounding buildings are worth just as much time! If you can, get a monk to talk you through the history of the Shrine and how they craft these buildings (it's interesting and makes you appreciate...More

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

In the process of the establishment of the Yamato Court which was the start of the monarchy of Japan, the Yamato Court was confronted by the Emishi people in the north and the Hayato people in the south. Shougun was a title bestowed to a...More

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Reviewed September 25, 2017

After visiting the super busy Daizafu Temmangu, I was seeking quiet temple grounds near Fukuoka and found this shrine. I took the train from Hakata to Usa (90 minutes), and then the bus to Usa Jinga. The bus is one per hour, at 240 yen,...More

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Reviewed September 8, 2017

there is no admission fee!! (only for museum and parking). In the travel book we have it is said to be one of the most beautiful shrines in Kyushu - if not Japan. We have to agree. A very big area with a lot of...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Usajingu shrine is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. As Dokyo tried to usurp the throne, an oracle of this shrine prevented it. The premises are very large, and you need at least one hour to visit both Hongu and Gegu, two main...More

Thank Kimitaka S
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Reviewed April 9, 2016

Such a lovel,place to visit and be, local shrine, no crowds and free, really beautiful quite place to visit

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Reviewed January 20, 2016

Thought that we needed to pay to enter this place but it's actually free! You will need to walk for about 15 minutes to the location, there are many shops available by the parking lot. Don't come in late afternoon, because the shops will close...More

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Reviewed July 20, 2015

One of our guides got us inside where we were instructed on how to pray, how to sit, and how to get a sip of sake. I was having some trouble with my knee that day and they also showed us the monorail that saved...More

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed January 25, 2015

The Usajingu Shrine is the head shrine for over 40,000 nationwide. The main hall is designated as a national treasure and is said to be the model for most Hachiman shrines. A lot walking and stairs are involved in visiting this very large temple complex....More

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