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Address: 3083-1 Ichinomiyamachi-miyaji, Aso 869-2612, Kumamoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 9030150749
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 27, 2015
HungYi L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank HungYi L
wakefield uk
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank ElizabethGoh
Taiwan
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Frank L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Guangzhou, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This shrine is located in a small town called Miyaji which is 1 train stop from Aso station. A well-maintained shrine which makes your visit enjoyable. Though you cannot enter the prayer hall, you can appreciate the architectural designs and its historical and religious values.

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Thank ryanteo
Hong Kong
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Aso Shrine is a relatively large and popular shrine in the area, very photogenic full of zen and excellent architecture in lovely backdrops. Try to enjoy it while there're less people such as early in the morning or dusk.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I had the chance to go to Aso Shrine during the rice planting/growing festival in the summer months which really enlightened me into how much the Japanese revere the culture of rice. The local people all gathered around lunch and listened to a small 'sermon' in the main hall before leading into a procession down and out the shrine and... More 

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Thank Adrian W
hong kong
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

one of must visit place, it is so big and beautiful. although a little bit crowded but still acceptable.

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Akita Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The shrine itself wasn't too different from any other shrine we'd been to - we walked around, did omikuji and took some photos - but the little shopping street outside of it is a joy to explore. Lots of different shops with many different foods to try, cute little souvenirs to buy and very friendly shop owners who talked to... More 

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