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 .
Kirishima Shrine Reviews
霧島連山の、霧島温泉郷にも近い神社。屋根が付いている赤い鳥居をくぐり、高い木々の中を歩いて、正面に見える色鮮やかな本殿へ。厳かな雰囲気、そして、展望台からは桜島が見える。 more »This shrine is close to Kirishima Onsen-go in kirishima mountain range. Pass through the red torii with the roof, walk through the tall trees, to the colorful main hall in front of you. The atmosphere is solemn and you can see Sakurajima from the observatory.
前回行った時よりも霧島神宮の駐車場は広く綺麗に整備されていて、とても車を停めやすかったです。今、霧島神宮では天皇陛下御即位記念事業の奉賛金を受付中で協力した方には令和元年特製絵馬がいただけるようでした。 more »The parking lot of Kirishima Jingu shrine was maintained more and more beautifully than the last time I went there, and it was easy to park the car very much. Now, in Kirishima Jingu Shrine, those who cooperated in accepting the dedication of the Emperor's throne commemorative projectReiwa seemed to be able to have a special e-horse in the first year.
Lots to see and experience here: a beautiful old shrine, huge sugi/cedar trees, nice views when the weather cooperates, intriguing out-buildings, and even a bit of shopping for charms, fortunes, and netsuke. I visit once or twice every time I'm in the area.
Visit here on Nov 19, 2018, misty on morning and sunny at the afternoon, both beautiful
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