Miyazaki Shinto Shrine, Miyazaki

One of the oldest shrines in the region, Miyazaki Shinto Shrine tells a story of the foundation of Japan. Quiet and peaceful, the site occupies 26 hectares (64 acres) in the city. A forest that boasts a 600-year-old white wisteria surrounds the shrine, which is built entirely of dark, unpainted cedar. The shrine is known as a good place to pray for safe childbirth and protection against misfortune. Exquisite costumed ceremonies dedicated the first emperor of Japan and traditional Japanese mounted archery competitions (held seasonally) bring the area's history to life. Do not miss restored the old wooden houses behind the shrine. Plan your visit to Miyazaki Shinto Shrine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Miyazaki day trip website .
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  • It enshrines the founding emperor of the imperial family, began successive Emperor Imperial officials always have to visit. It's a place you want to visit at least once as a Japanese.
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  • 753 season in spacious grounds dressed in her best little buggers is. It was a large solemn atmosphere surrounded by forest shrine.
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  • This ancient Shrine is well worth a visit if you're in Miyazaki. It's such a beautiful and peaceful place to visit and wander around the gardens. If you're lucky you may even see a traditional wedding...  more »
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  • Was great - well kept and when I went was no one around which made it even better 🙂
  • Quite ordinary shrine with nice garden surrounding it. 😊
  • newly renovated - must see / 1st emperor of japan
  • Very average big shrine. Its symbolic is specially as it's a "jingu", and not a usual "jinja" but actually nothing different from any other in a atheist point of view. The buildings are clean and well maintained, but the park is a bit wasteland-ish.
  • Nice but not so special nothing crazy

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