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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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  • Whenever I visit a Shinto shrine every time in the rain. Running along the lower coast, so if you go by car to the Shinto shrine, within the lower and upper, the upper there is good. During the visit of the priest (morning?) gathered at the altar, was a face to face for the first time.
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  • Walk from the parking lot walking. It is worth going still on the wrong side of the foot less advisable. Good views at the moment, but quiet at the shrine on the brink and the solemn atmosphere. Lucky ball is quite difficult, was not in the hole, in others not so interesting. Good luck if you see in the Middle group jam precincts and stairs and 行kiau and group tourists, pretty because the 追i抜kimashou (laughs)
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  • In the cave temple, is mysterious. Unusual features such as, lucky ball that throws in the holes of the rocks of the sea? Also there. Rare services that child protection is sent back if after thought's talisman 2000 yen is high, but what gave birth to new baby charm, sent to the shrine were.
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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.