Aoiaso Shrine, Hitoyoshi

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Aoi Aso Shrine (青井阿蘇神社, Aoi Aso Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Hitoyoshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan. It is colloquially known as Aoi-san (青井さん). It was originally established as a prefectural shrine, but is currently designated as a national shrine (別表神社, Beppyo Jinja).

Five of the structures of Aoi Aso Shrine, the Main Hall (本殿, honden), Offering Hall (幣殿, heiden), Oratory (拝殿, haiden), the two-storied Rōmon (楼門) gate and the Corridor (廊, rō) are listed as National Treasures of Japan.

During the 2020 Kyushu floods the shrine was flooded, but only parts of the bridge were destroyed. No significant damage to the National treasures of Japan were reported.
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  • This wooden carving Aoi Shrine has over 1200 years history. The 5 structures has been recognized National Treasures in 2008; The gate, Mail hall, Corridor, Offering hall and Oratory. There are...  more »
  • The shrine is one of the natinal treasure and it seems the southernmost point. It is a bit out of cetral are but very worthy for travelers.  more »
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  • A historical place over 1200 years, not big but it is worth a visit
  • Can't go into the building as priests are only allowed in.
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