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Address: 3083-1 Ichinomiyamachi-miyaji, Aso 869-2612, Kumamoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 90-3015-0749

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Sad to hear Aso Jinja has been demolished by earth quakes

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!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed April 20, 2016
Leuven, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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 major sites are closed or destroyed.

Thank Doug M
Oki-gun, Shimane, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 - fill up your drink bottle here. I recommend this place if you want to... More 

Thank nicolajones08
Kokonoe-machi, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 up to ten years before Aso Shrine is restored to its former glory. If you... More 

1 Thank Charmaineminami
Sacramento, California
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 spunkykvf
Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank sofke8868b
Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 few stands where people do lucky draws.

1 Thank Bestlambert
wakefield uk
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015

managed to get there on the local bus number 2 Maps are misleading and it is a long way from Aso. it turned out to be interesting as a couple were getting married The main entrance is impressive and the street interesting with springs

Thank walkingWakefieldUk
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

A simple shrine to visit if you have time in the area. Not a place I would go back again. We took nice pics of A couple of old gingko nut trees that had changed to autumn colours.

Thank ElizabethGoh
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015

If you come with a festival will be more interest. Otherwise it is just a common Japanese style temple. There will be Several festivals to visit. You can take JR there or Aso bus there. It's easy to visit. There is also some publications about the festival. They worship Aso volcano here.

Thank Frank L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Impressive gate. The shrine itself is pleasant. Worth a few minutes if you're in the area. Be sure to visit the surrounding shops with running springs out front.

Thank Jay P

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