Udo Shrine, Nichinan

Step into the cave and admire the vivid colors of Udo 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. Using our custom trip planner, Nichinan attractions like Udo Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Udo shrine nestled on cliffs overlooking the ocean. In, Mairi, last year, my dog, came to visit. Holding only the main hall of the cave tour, but otherwise he walked with his dog is not the problem. However, peeing and yes please with you like it is. Also rugged environment is much more than supported it. Main parking lot is located across the tunnel big buses can be parked, lame, come new parking is convenient. When you come from the Miyazaki city guide of the "bus-parking" through once and continue along the sea there directly down the slope on the left when you see the gate! Yes and near the existing parking lot will leave your car!
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  • I visited Udo Jingu just a couple of weeks back. If you had to pick one shrine to visit on a time limited vacation, I strongly recommend going to this one. Udo Jingu is build along and on a cliff look...  more »
  • Parking is free of charge is parked cars wide. Simply... From the parking lot to the main followed by tough up and down stairs. So I went to the summer heat is hot. Located in seaside, Ligia exotica.
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  • It was a crowded place with lots of people. However, the location of the shrine makes it so unique, therefore attracts so many visitors. The place is a MUST VISIT spot in Miyazaki. Because, you rarely find such a gorgeous natural beauty out there.
  • I went there summertime of 2016, pretty nice and clean. Several souvenir shops. There is a myth among locals that it grants the couple’s wish to have a child. The only drawback is the location. If you’re coming from Miyazaki downtown then it would be quite a ride by car., it took us about an hour. If you use train then you have to walk quite far. The terrain is also sloping so I recommend you to wear flat soled shoes.
  • A hard to get to but great place. A cave shrine that is a rarity in Japan.
  • You'll need a good pair of legs to get up and down the substantial amount of uneven stairs to see this lovely and peaceful shrine. Snuggled into a cave, this cave is a favourite with young couples hoping to have children and a happy marriage, I am told, but even if neither category is relevant to you, this shrine overlooks some very interesting and incredibly smooth rock formations, and you have the chance to throw pebbles onto these rocks for good luck if you please. If you are travelling to see this shrine on our own, the most efficient way is to take the bus that specifically stops in the parking area for tourist buses and cars for the shrine. If you are taking the bus from Miyazaki train station, go to the information booth just beyond the entrance doors to the bus terminal and ask for the bus timetable. There are two different sets of times depending on whether it is a weekday or weekend. There is a very helpful gentleman at the information booth that can speak English and can give you an English information timetable. On board the bus, announcements are made over loudspeaker as to the upcoming stops in 4 different languages- Japanese, Korean, English and Mandarin so you'll know when you get off. If you are also planning to travel to other tourist places in Miyazaki, then the best value for money is getting an all day buss pass, that will allow you to hop on and off for 1000 yen per adult the whole day. These passes can be bought at the information booth. Be aware that transport here, as like the rest of the Japan arrives and leaves on time 99% of the time. So plan your trip around Miyazaki very wisely and be aware of the time, lest you just miss a buss and have to wait another huge stretch of time to catch the next one.
  • It is a neat place. And pretty entertaining. There is a turtle shape rock that you throw stones at.

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