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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  • Take minutes or up from under the Kirishima-Jingu Shrine main shrine. A single round trip and seeing 20-30 minutes. Red Torii of two in followed by Omotesando. That seems to go in Kirishima Jingu Shrine from this park at the parking lot on the stairs. I've been flying here. I arrived at the shrine. Lots of people used to visit. It seems big cedar and sacred tree.
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  • In the mountains, was a splendid shrine. Sacred tree of the 800-year-old is very impressive. Come to the national anthem of Japan "pebble" seen for the first time.
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  • Difficult to access but not to be missed if you visit the region of Kagoshima, as the site is historically exceptional importance in Japanese mythology.
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  • One of the best in Japan. Very traditional and nice. So quite with fanatics view.
  • 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.
  • Very peaceful tranquil place to visit if you want to get a true taste of the Japanese culture.
  • 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.
  • Good shrine to visit.
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