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Yūtoku Inari Shrine, Kashima

(4.7/5 based on 130+ 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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  • Please do your best to the inner sanctuary and walk. Only without strength is based on personal judgment in m (_ _) m during a fantastic and wonderful and from the inner sanctuary room was perfect. But on a rainy day could climb bad road. By the way is half of the elderly? Gave up and turned back.
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  • Protect the children enroll in elementary school and high school I would like to have, we went from the West coast city. Easy-to-understand way anyway. I have no sense of direction while once arrived in 違ezu. Parking is free of charge. Inari Shrine is quite large, so old and bad little hot or even lift fee is 300 yen per person is kinda high! ~ and.
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  • 不在原有的行程中,从长崎到博多,中途在肥前下车,再坐巴士到的这里。推荐一下巴士站前的竹屋食堂,味道很赞! 至于神,也很壮观,已经词穷。这里能让人有种岁月静好的感觉。  more »
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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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