Kirishima Shrine, Kirishima

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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 .
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  • This is a beautiful, less-than-accessible range, and a 800-year-old giant fir tree, which has been praised and amazing by Osaka. On the back side, there is a vision table to see the mountain scenery of 遼 wide.
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  • We recommend the rental car take a look at travelers trying to visit the shrine. The bus but you can't is not one place, one place, every move waiting for buses an hour will become. I think you can go without car, another barricade around the shop during the wait, you can kill time, time for people. Also, because I think you want to drop stand to not go within walking distance from the bus stop and shops still car'd suggest. Leave your car in the parking lot, walk, Kirishima-Jingu Shrine building is now located. You will feel walking down the road when walking from the bus stop, across the Orange bridge, climb the long stairs, which are slightly inclined and finally comes the building.
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  • Turn the Rotary in takes about 15 minutes walk from the gate first and ask the tourist parking on that and go to the parking lot was a distance from the main building. Once there are stairs but was otherwise flat road. View from the observation area along the way. It was lucky given to weather the day before rain stopped raining came for the first time.
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  • 古蹟保全十分好,古樹參天。 The temple was relocated and rebuilt here after it was burnt down by fire. It kept the traditional building method of using wood for all the temple. In ancient time, many leaders came here to seek for advise and pray for peace before setting out for wars. It was a famous and popular sites for tourist. It was a grate and beautiful temple surrounded by tall and thick woods / tress. People feel peaceful while walking into the area. You feel walking back to century. Good place for photographers.
  • a quiet and soothing place where you can have a peace in mind. don't forget to buy a love fortune telling card which is decorated with a japanese girl/boy paper art piece, cute!
  • Really beautiful shrine. Wish we could go in to see more of the shrine
  • Beautiful shrine, though a bit difficult to find out the parking which is right there..Just keep going strait..Beautiful view of the mountains...
  • very good place to visit, not many people and cars, car park is enough. But its hard to drive here

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Where to stay in Kirishima

Most tourists and visitors in Kirishima opt to stay in one of the hot spring onsens that dot the foothills of the Kirishima Mountains. You can find several basic inns and hotels in the city center as well, but most of the accommodation options lie in the surrounding villages, where they provide easy access to the hot springs and the national park. The hotels and traditional ryokans, or Japanese-style guesthouses, usually include private bathhouses, pools, and saunas.
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