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Kirishima Shrine, Kirishima

(4.2/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
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 trip generator.
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  • It was quite a solemn atmosphere. 7 wonders to look elsewhere and walk around the kimono has a man "pass here. "As one word. That's it! Girl sells banknotes and people are very friendly, was scarcely where transportation is inconvenient, but I was feeling something. But the charm is "Hill 9 plane" is very good. To keep evil spirits away over the entrance, I hope every day.
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  • 神宮全是唐代建築風格。顏色鮮艷,格調出眾,環境優美。可惜的是我們在12月中旬到達時,楓葉已所剩無幾,否則進入神宮的大道兩邊出滿楓葉,一定超美的。  more »
  • It is renowned as the land of the God's descendant advent. Originally it was more towards the top of the mountain. Feel the history of cedar trees and red-painted DW.
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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!
  • 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
  • Fantastic Shrine. Must see.