Aso shrine boasts one of the largest, grandest gates of all Japan's temples, the Ramon Gate. Believed to have been established almost 2,000 years ago, though its true early history remains unclear, the temple stands out as one of the country's oldest sites of worship. Enshrined in the main hall stand 12 deities, including Tateiwatatsu-no-Mikoto, who is believed to have created the Aso area itself. Observe intricate and aesthetically pleasing architecture here, and look out for a sacred pine tree on site, said to bring good fortune to marriages. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Aso shrine by using our Aso journey app.
Aso shrine reviews
We turned up, but decided not to enter as there is considerable renovation taking place inside the grounds. No prior warnings given at the Tourist Information Centre from what we could see. However... more »
We did not get to see much of the Shrine unfortunately as it is still pretty much closed off due to restoration after the Kumamoto’s quake in 2016. more »
Nothing that special. It may be having some religious significance for the locals, but nothing great architecture wise or anything similar.
Closed for refurbishment, but still nice to see the environment.
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