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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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  • Unlike the shrine built in the mountains here is located in a cave on the sea. The road is a little challenging but also beautiful scenery. Be sure and place.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine in Japan, second in case ❗, facing the sea and the factory should be correct. Good luck ball, come and tried it.
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  • Visit to a Shinto shrine, three times. New approach to go to the temple, there are now easy to walk. This day without any wind, calm is a scenic shrine.
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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.