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Aso shrine

3083-1 Ichinomiyamachi-miyaji, Aso 869-2612, Kumamoto Prefecture
+81 90-3015-0749
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Famous shrine but under restoration

A popular place with the locals. We arrive there on sun afternoon and there are a steady stream of... read more

Reviewed June 11, 2017
Nicholas Y
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Collapsed

The shrine has collapsed after a major earthquake and is cordoned off for repair. So there is not... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
55nickw
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3083-1 Ichinomiyamachi-miyaji, Aso 869-2612, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

A popular place with the locals. We arrive there on sun afternoon and there are a steady stream of locals visiting the shrine. Unfortunately the earthquake damaged it pretty badly and u can't see much. They setup a temp location next to it for you...More

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Reviewed May 31, 2017

The shrine has collapsed after a major earthquake and is cordoned off for repair. So there is not much to see. However people still go there to pray. There street in front of the shrine has a number of interesting shops and restaurants. So you...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

Festival of the 12th god, including the founder of Aso pioneer Kenzai Ryuuzu. The ancient ritual rice festival held throughout the year, such as "Tadaku Festival" and "Oda Festival", is designated as an important intangible folk cultural property of the country

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Reviewed March 16, 2017

Historic shrine. I really loved the visit, I dont know how they could preserve this Old shrine but its so amazing

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Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

The earthquake of 2016 has completely destroyed this important site. It will be a long time to be rebuilt. So if you come to Aso, check out whether the volcano is open as well. As of this date, Aso is all down time as the...More

Thank Doug M
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Reviewed August 3, 2016

Sadly, this beautiful shrine has been knocked down by the earthquake...but it is a good place to see how much power Mother Earth has. The shopping street around the shrine is very nice. There is a lot of fresh spring water flowing along the street...More

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Reviewed May 8, 2016

Devasting twin earthquakes on April 14th and 16th in the Kumamoto area left almost 50 people dead or missing,tens of thousands evacuated,bridges and roads swept away by landslides and famous historic sites such as Aso Shrine in ruins. Reconstruction work is starting,but it could take...More

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Reviewed May 1, 2016

We went there on a rainy day, but even so, it was interesting to walk around and photo the gate, and the shrine, but overall it isn't something I would recommend as a must do, more like a if you are in the area.

Thank Kip F
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Reviewed April 20, 2016

One of the oldest shrines in Japan... I visited one day before the earth quake and I'm sad to see it demolished. I hope it'll be re-built!

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Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

It's about 20 minutes of walk from the train station. The shrine is not big. However I was told that this is the headquarter of more than 50 Aso Shrines throughout Japan. Inside the shrine, there are an ancient tree, a wishing stone, and a...More

1  Thank Bestlambert
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