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Udo Jingū Shrine, Nichinan

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Step into the cave and admire the vivid colors of Udo Jingū Shrine, a Shinto shrine. Legend has it that Japan's mythical first emperor, Jimmu, was born in the cave, which was subseqently dedicated to him. Notice the breast-shaped rocks on the cave wall, said to have been suckled by the young emperor and nourished him for the challenges to come. Sipping the water that drips from the rocks has long been thought to bring benefits for pregnant women and couples trying to have a child. Step out onto the terrace by the cave's entrance to see the ocean and a rugged stretch of coastline, fit for an emperor. Use our Nichinan tourist route planner to add Udo Jingū Shrine and other attractions to your Nichinan vacation plans.
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  • Udo shrine was seen on TV ago and then I went far. Imagine, the street was a beautiful, mysterious Shinto shrine. Down the stairs by the sea, and enshrined in the cave, and inside I felt power. Lucky ball hit five in the two ladies it is likely ^ ^ *
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  • It came in the middle on the nichinan coast by rental car. For a little out from huge way navigation is required may be. Udo Jingu Shrine itself is a short walk from the parking lot, the pilgrimage had a steep old road and bypass. Went I up a little breath on the old road. Company's headquarters are in a cave, was very mysterious. I have since forgotten temple at next and want to visit again.
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  • If you go by car along the coast of Shrine at the entrance to the car park is under construction in the far off the car in front, has walked the approach of the stairs. From the entrance to the Office, there against the temple at been visitors to the shrine. At Jingu Maru rocky coast to the cave shrine. Well maintained feet, railings also provides many stairs, need to take into account. However, the shrine is worth a look.
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  • An amazing shrine with a great view. It reminds me of Ise. It's definitely worth the visit!
  • Udo Shrine is located in the Nichinan, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. The shrine is a 15-20 minute walk from where the bus drops you. The walk is quite steep at some places but it is worth the trouble. The shrine is in the cave which makes it one of its kind. The pathway leading to the shrine is very beautiful and breathtaking with the sea on one side. It is a must visit if you happen to be in Miyazaki.
  • An amazing place. You can make wish by throwing the little stone into the loop pool on a rock.
  • Fantastic..beautiful shrine, roaring Pacific..Must go place in Miyazaki..
  • Two parking lots-- the first one is definitely a better location. Not as many stairs, and you're way closer to the actual Shrine. Gorgeous. There's also the spots where you pay to partake in different things, like rock throwing into a circle rope for fertility, tying prayers on boards, it was interesting! Lots of vendors and they're all really nice. Try the snow cones! Plenty of vending machines, too, for water, soda, etc. Bathrooms located near both parking lots, very clean.