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Kirishima Shrine, Kirishima

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Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
At Kirishima Shrine, explore the "realm where gods once descended." Once located at the foot of Mount Takachiho-no-mine, this Shinto refuge suffered repeated destruction from volcanic eruptions. The current shrine, last reconstructed in 1715, rests surrounded by tall pine trees and ranks as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. Examine the traditional Japanese architectural style, where vermilion lacquered columns and joists stand decorated with richly colored reliefs. Visit the 800-year-old sacred pine tree, believed to have powers to answer prayers. In fall, forest leaves blend with the shrine, creating a harmonious and vibrant scene. Stop by the tourist information office at the entrance for help and guidance. Put Kirishima Shrine at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kirishima online route planner.
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  • The first historical reference to Kirishima shrine is in the year 540. It had a solemn and mysterious atmosphere. There are many nice hot spring inns nearby, and it is a recommended sightseeing...  more »
  • It is located uphill and the site is relatively large in size but the shrine area opened to public is relatively limited although there is very wide footpath connecting the shrine and main entrance.  more »
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  • Beautiful but completely packed on a weekend. You're better off wandering in the woods nearby, searching for the forest torii
  • A must visit place if you visit Kyushu.... One of the most famous shrine of Japan....was too crowded when i visited in Mid-November....so quiet place with scenic beauty.....
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