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Yūtoku Inari Shrine, Kashima
(4.6/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
Yūtoku Inari Shrine is a shrine located in Kashima City, Saga Prefecture. It is one of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan.HistoryDedicated to Inari, the wild fox kami, it is the third largest of its kind in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled what would become the Saga area (called Hizen at that time) during the Edo period. It was built to the Inari kami of the harvest by a princess from Kyoto named Manko Hime (萬子媛) who married Nabeshima Naotomo. The Nabeshima clan was entrusted with protecting Edo’s interests in Kyūshū, in particular the city of Nagasaki, which was one of the few ports open to foreign contact during Japan’s period of isolation.The shrine is also popular for new year celebrations and is very crowded during the first two weeks of January.
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TripAdvisor
  • One of the three greatest Inari shrines in Japan. The stage of Kiyomizu-dera in Kyoto as it evokes. The main staircase climbs. In addition to the inner sanctuary further steep climb quite citrus not is very nice view from the inner sanctuary.
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  • We pray on a three night four day Kyushu trip from Shin-Moji by driving around the Unzen Onsen. I stopped by, but don't know well where's the three greatest Inari shrines. Go through the inner sanctuary until all the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, this is cut in a matter of hours. As in the gate is Arita. So, Saga Prefecture.
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  • Line and Toyokawa Inari Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine here is, like with typical Inari in Japan where the prayers of the good citizens of the local hotels. Give your Fox-like before but now I don't know chickens was behind the environment.
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  • Very interesting Temple. Fantastic! Please go see!
  • Do not miss the place if you are in kyushu
  • One of my all time favourite shrines in Japan! Absolutely breathtaking!
  • I went at the beginning of October. Impressed with during this season would be clean. Temple at there had been with pink and blue. So ashamed of having Uncle pink indigo blue. That elevator is available free of charge in wheelchairs that it's better? I thought.
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  • Solemn and does not change even in the summer, in the winter. Great old fashioned in roadside shops. They say the most wonderful feeling the powerful red building. Through 50 years and indeed now far the inner sanctuary is still best.
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