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Yūtoku Inari Shrine, Kashima

(4.7/5 based on 120+ 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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  • Was able to visit and they shut up shop arrived just after 16:00 souvenir shop in front of the worshippers were scattered, so slowly. As soon as I came back in about 30 minutes before the inner sanctuary, rain out, felt some sort of power.
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  • Goes up on the stairs to the main shrine is located along the rock face and prayed for the first time. Your feet are concerned about have elevator (required for 300 yen) for people. Tinted orange-red to blue, green, and gold is gorgeous. Me really. Further continuing to the Hall and staircase in high heels tight so you can have that old fashioned stone so I think. Installing people come up please pray. Read the origin of the yutoku Inari Shrine. As soon as children under the children's two out to had written that his wife died. So say I think yutoku Inari Shrine 1-there are two Fox pups at the feet of the great Inari (Fox's statue). Please a look.
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  • This is where you thought you could go to the saga, please go. I was on the bus from saga station. I think it took about one hour is kinda vague memories. As was used in the filming of the drama in Thailand, and Thailand and unpolished people who already are here. Tourist Office was in Thailand, a good brochure. Red shine in green is nice. It is very photogenic. Climb up and look in the good. Pretty steep, so walking shoes recommended. Also think yutoku yokan sells throughout the shrine's lexicon for souvenirs.
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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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