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Yūtoku Inari Shrine, Kashima
(4.7/5 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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  • 搭JR到肥前鹿島,到車站對面的巴士中心轉巴士。 因為巴士班次較稀疏,到站後要看看回程的時間。留意巴士時間決定遊覽的時間。 我們是5月份去的,這條天正好陰天時有下雨,沿着鳥居一路爬到山頂,山頂可以俯瞰山下的景色。值得一遊。 
  • First of all, my visiting time was just passed the autumn peak so I may miss the most beautiful but, with the very much travel time taken (many train transitions from the city, plus the local bus) so ...  more »
  • Could not go to the shrine on and visit me. Season firmly up cars are.
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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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