Miyazaki Shinto Shrine

Miyazaki Shinto Shrine

Miyazaki Shinto Shrine
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Hiroaki Kaneko
Tokyo, Japan2,095 contributions
Grand shrine in a quiet atmosphere
Oct 2019
境内を歩くと、『明治神宮や熱田神宮などのような日本を代表する典型的な神宮』という印象を受けますが、大都市に鎮座する神社でない分人もそれほど多くなく、日本人がこれまで大切にしてきた『神の坐す場所』のような雰囲気を感じられる神社です。境内には豊かな森が広がっており、観光客を呼び込むようないわゆる奇を衒った施設もありません。日々の喧噪から離れ、静かな環境の中で散策するだけでもいいでしょう。
境内はほとんど起伏がないため、歩いてて疲れることはほとんどありませんが、参道の多くは砂利や土であるため、車いすでの移動はやや不向きです。

Walking around the grounds, you get the impression that it's 'a typical Japanese grand shrine like the Meiji Shrine or Atsuta Shrine'. On the other hand, unlike those big city shrines, this shrine is not so crowded. It's a place where you can experience the atmosphere of the "God's Place" that the Japanese have cherished for so many years.
With the exception of festivals, there are basically no events or facilities to entertain tourists. You can also use this place to get away from the daily hustle and bustle and take a stroll in a quiet environment.
There are almost no ups and downs on the grounds. Therefore, you will hardly get tired when you walk around. However, many of the approaches are unpaved or gravel, so people in wheelchairs may find it difficult to use them.
Written September 18, 2020
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alberto and his suprbikego
Takarazuka, Japan58 contributions
If too hot I am sure too come here
Aug 2019
When I was living in Miyazaki I cam here when it was extremely hot..July August. Or just to take a walk .Many beautiful trees.green and the right place to welcome the new year.
Written September 4, 2019
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Wingfield73
Chiang Mai, Thailand799 contributions
A friendly shrine
Oct 2018 • Couples
The shrine is set in the wooded grounds of the Prefectural Museum. We were lucky enough to be there on 26 October for annual festival which ends with a procession through the city with plenty of beautifully caparisoned horses and riders in traditional costume. On the way into the park we met an aging boy scout who took us in hand and kindly showed us the main sights. However the principal attraction for us were the many small children in traditional dress being presented to the temple and happy to be photographed with Gajin. A bonus was the small ikebana exhibition. Dotted through the grounds are some ancient and curious statues.
Written November 3, 2018
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hikalou
Tokyo, Japan83 contributions
You've gotta go!!
Jun 2017
I really loved the atmosphere of this shrine. It is very unique but also typical for southern area.. For example, the trees around the shrine are tropical ones.. which is I think pretty rare..
Written December 28, 2017
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Liz W
Cambridge, UK50 contributions
Beautiful Shrine
Oct 2017
This ancient Shrine is well worth a visit if you're in Miyazaki. It's such a beautiful and peaceful place to visit and wander around the gardens. If you're lucky you may even see a traditional wedding here too:)
Written October 29, 2017
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Ryuichi K
15 contributions
Japanease First Emperor's Shrine
Sep 2016 • Solo
Here is the shrine the first emperor is enshrined.
You can see the symbol of the Imperial Family to the entrance of the door.
2000yeas ago,Emperor was enthroned in Nara Prefecture starting Miyazaki.
Written September 24, 2016
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steverA8718SU
Naples, FL1,170 contributions
Peaceful at tune with nature
Sep 2016 • Couples
The sacred island is still sacred to the Japanese . There was a traditional wedding at the temple which was marked by its simplicity and serenity To bad we had pouring rain throughout our visit but saw the beauty anyway in contra distinction of western places of worship This place is definitely sacred .
Written September 12, 2016
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Ryuichi K
15 contributions
Imperial Family origin of Japan is Miyazaki Shrine .
Sep 2015
First Emperor Jinmu Tenno had departed from Miyazaki and moved to Kashihara(Nara).
Ship replica of at the time of the departure from the harbor is exhibited.
October 31 is Jinmu Festival. In the downtown area, parades and projection mapping is planned.
Written October 25, 2015
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hfot2 🌸🍁🌸
Vermont6,505 contributions
Peaceful shrine in forested grounds. Visit the old houses behind the shrine as well.
Nov 2014 • Couples
When we arrived in Miyazaki it was early afternoon so we took a bus from our hotel to the shrine. It was an easy ride and the bus dropped us off in the parking area right in front of the main torii to the shrine.

From the torii it is a pleasant walk under tall cedars through the Miyazaki Shrine Forest to the main building. It was quiet and peaceful, not many visitors, neither locals nor tourists. The shrine is rather stark in brown unpainted cedar. It is described as the oldest shrine in the city.

After visiting the religious buildings, proceed down a path through the forest to see several old thatched roof houses which were were brought to the Shrine Forest from around Miyazaki prefecture and reconstructed here. This is perhaps even more interesting than the shrine itself.

The houses look to be surrounded by gardens which were rather dull in November with only a few plants were blooming. One of the structures had an attached building storing old farm equipment. The houses were open and could be entered.

The Prefectural Museum is also here, but it was closed when we visited.

Visitors tip - there are toilets tucked away in this area of the forest and also near the entrance to the shrine in the parking area.
Written September 15, 2015
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LaurelPrince
Los Angeles, CA90 contributions
Pleasant shrine
Feb 2014 • Solo
This shrine has a pleasant park. The grounds are well maintained and serenely laid out. Be sure to visit the Prefectural Museum next door if you're in this area.
Written February 16, 2014
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