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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  • Is a Shinto shrine in the mountains. Is expected in the building of the shrine, but smaller than I thought, didn't feel too well. Next to your looks in shape depending on the angle of beauty is next to the sacred tree branches to visit people felt the wonders of nature.
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  • The Fog Island Bus is a good ' comb ' 1 hours, only 1 classes so remember to take a bus to the Fog Palace station began to rain in the fog the case of a kimono as long as the 3000yen to wear kimonos in the kimono is worth it! But only 90 minutes to the palace to 15 minutes itself want to go up ... But the rain is getting bigger and the weather is going to be more than a staircase so the last sitting taxi (620 yen Take-off Although it is raining heavily but in the palace of the left many beautiful phase.
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  • If you are going by bus from Kagoshima Airport transfer at Kokubu station. Include transfer times and takes about 90 minutes. Fares is Yen in total 1020 built the 6th century. Lord is Heavenly of State Jao stone country Jao stone Tianjin Hidaka Gen fire ninigi. Current shrine was rebuilt in 1715. Red Torii (second gate) is located off at Kirishima-Jingu bus stop over the Red shinkyo bridge, went up the stairs. Approach to continue and turn right again is Torii (third gate), the Hall of worship. DW is in good condition and beautifully painted red, does not feel the age of 300 years. Rain mixing was the weather, but many people came to visit. In the forest behind the shrine is located the mountain shrine, small shrine. Small shrine with Torii in there, but there is a solemn air air. Where would you want to visit. When you go home, after a visit to fog covered the shrine. Its appearance is mysterious, felt as if God is guarded like.
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  • Amazing complex of shrines and tori gates in the middle of a forest, you can really feel the peace and calm around you, one of my favourite shrine in whole Japan after traveling 3 month from okinawa to hokkaido, laid back, off the track, great onsen in the town below, also shops and inns, the little town closes it doors generally early, so don't count on late night activity.
  • 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...
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