Best Shrines And Temples In Kyushu・Okinawa

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When the tide is low, we can walk under the torii arch standing in the sea. It shows us the different scenery by the time we visit here.

Name

Ōuo Shrine

Address

1874-9 Tara, Tara-cho, Fujitsu-gun, SagaGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min walk from Tara Station

Parking

Parking area is available

2

Dazaifutenmangu is a major shrine for success in the entrance examination. Even on snowy days, the fortune slips with a color of pink plum blossom are beautiful! I felt the many prayers of many students who had tried to get over the hard winter and get happy spring.◎It has an easy access by train and bus. And there's a large parking area.

Name

Dazaifutenmangu

Address

4-7-1 Saifu, Dazaifu-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

Tel

092-922-8225

Hours

6:00-19:00,6:30-18:00

How to get there

3

Here's a very photogenic spot of a white torii arch which stands in front of husband-and-wife rocks and looks beautiful with the blue sky and the sea. The time of evening glow is nice of course, if you visit around noon, the tide is not low and we can see the beautiful figure standing on the sea.

Name

Sakurai Futamigaura

Address

3777 Shimasakurai, Itoshima-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

4

A shrine in Kumamoto, which has become famous secretly as a spiritual power spot. There's some mysterious atmosphere that I can't describe well. I could see very beautiful and tranquil scenery.

Name

Kamishikimi-kumano-imasu Shrine

Address

2619 Kamishikimi Takamori-machi, Aso-gun, KumamotoGoogle Map

How to get there

10 min by car or taxi from Takamori Station

5

Yūtoku Inari Jinja is a big shrine where about three million visitors come in a year, and one of the three biggest Inari Shrines in Japan. The shrine building is as magnificent as famous Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. It's like a light mountain climbing to go to The Inner Shrine, and there're many torii arches, so we can see the beautiful scenes on the way.

Name

Yūtoku Inari Shrine

Address

1855 Otsu, Furueda, Kashima-shi, SagaGoogle Map

Tel

0954-62-2151

How to get there

10 min by car or taxi from Hizenhama Station

Parking

Free parking area is available

6

The sun sets to Ainoshima Island located westward of the shrine's approach, and make a beautiful 'road of light'. It's so moving scenery that some people begin to cry. Also, Miyajidake Shrine is famous for Shime-nawa (straw rope) which is the biggest one in Japan.

Name

Miyajidake Shrine

Address

7-1 Miyaji Motomachi, Fukutsu-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

Tel

0940-52-0016

How to get there

5 min by bus from Fukuma Station to Miyajidake Jinja Shrine. By car or taxi, 55 min from Hakata Station or 60 min from Fukuoka Airport.

Parking

Parking area is available

7

It's well known also as a spiritual power spot in Oita Prefecture. When you enter the gate, go up the stairs, and stand in front of Fukiji Daidou (Temple Hall), you will be wrapped with the mysterious atmosphere of 1300 years history.

Name

Fukiji Temple

Address

2395 Tashibufuki, Bungotakada-shi, OitaGoogle Map

Tel

0978-26-3189

Fee

Adult 300 yen、Child 150 yen

How to get there

Parking

Free parking area is available

8

Udo Shrine is located in Nichinan city, south of Miyazaki. Its main shrine is built in the rock cavern opened in the middle of the cliff facing the Sea of Hyuga. According to a Japanese myth, Toyotama Princess gave birth to the deity in this cavern, so the shrine has divine grace for easy delivery and child care.

Name

Udo Shrine

Address

3232 Miyaura, Nichinan-shi, MiyazakiGoogle Map

Tel

0987-29-1001

Hours

6:00-19:00,7:00-18:00

How to get there

9

Mitarashi (worshippers wash their hands in) River dry up between November and April, but mysteriously, clear water and fish spring out and make a limpid stream in May.

Name

Kirishima Shrine

Address

2608-5 Kirishima Taguchi, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima, JapanGoogle Map

Tel

0995-57-0001

How to get there

15 min by car, from Kirishimajingu Station

10

It's the oldest shrine of the 2129 Sumiyoshi Shrines in Japan. There're eight historic shrines except for the main shrine in the large sight. Moving around these eight for better fortune is also well known.

Name

Sumiyoshi Shrine

Address

3-1-51 Sumiyoshi Hakata-ku, Fukuoka-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

Tel

092-291-2670

How to get there

11

Takeo Shrine in Takeo-shi, Saga. Its sacred tree is a huge camphor tree. In the afternoon, the sun shines from the back of it, and the shining tree looks divine, that I can't say nothing except for 'divine'.

Name

Takeo Shrine

Address

5327 Takeo Takeo-cho, Takeo-shi, SagaGoogle Map

Tel

0954-22-2976

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

12

There is a parking lot, only stairs. There are wind chimes in front of the main hall and near the water. You can also take cute pictures with a heart frame and a huge 5 yen object. A sitting statue of Kobo Daishi, about 3 meters long, is enshrined in the hall and has an overwhelming presence. This year, the wind chime festival will be extended until the beginning of October !! It will be lit up in September (the time is undecided).

Name

Sanno-ji Temple

Address

2361, Sasaguri, Kasuya-gun, Fukuoka, JapanGoogle Map

Tel

092-947-0278

How to get there

2 min by car, from Chikuzenyamate Station

Parking

Parking area is available

13

I was moved with the scenery of the sunset and Kurume city from Kora Taisha Shrine. I must visit here in the evening.

Name

Kora Taisha Shrine

Address

1 Miimachi, Kurume-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

Tel

0942-43-4893

How to get there

By car or taxi, 15 min from Kurume University, 10 min from Nishitetsu Kurume Station, or 60 min from Fukuoka city.

Parking

Free parking area is available

14

Kuratake Shrine, which was built to pray for the safety of fishing, is located on the summit of Kuratake, the highest peak of the Amakusa Islands (682m above sea level). The calm waters of the Yatsushiro Sea and Ariake Sea and the islands of Goshoura spread out before your eyes. Climb the mountain road to the bottom of the shrine by car... Climb a few stairs and this view spreads out. It was so beautiful that I was at a loss for words.

Name

Kuratake Station

Address

Kuratake-cho, Amakusa-shi, Kumamoto, JapanGoogle Map

How to get there

30 min by car, from Tanasoko Port

Parking

Parking area is available

15

The Grand Shrine of Munakata is a general term for Hetsu Shrine in Munakata, Nakatsu Shrine in O-shima Island, and Okitsu Shrine in Okino-shima Island. Goddesses of a sea route between Korean Peninsula, that is say three goddesses of Munakata (Tagori-hime no kami, Tagitsu-hime no kami, Ichikishima-hime no kami) are deified and it is the head shrine of over 7000 Munakata Shrines in Japan.

Name

Munakatataisya Shrine

Address

2331 Tashima, Munakata-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

Tel

0940-62-1311

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

16

On the Hakozaki seaside of Hakata Bay, Hakozaki shrine is the first shrine in Chikuzen (the old name of Fukuoka). In Kamakura era, when the Mongol Invasions were occurred, it is said that a divine wind blew and they overcame the unprecedented difficulties.

Name

Hakozakigu

Address

1-22-1 Hakozaki Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

Tel

092-641-7431

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

17

There are up to three thousand of oral traditions in Kyusyu, specially in the coast of Genkai Sea is said to be the central. Enshrined on Kashii Beach In Hakata Bay, Kashii Shrine is where the Empress of Emperor Chuai got the oracle of conquest of three dynasties of Korea. A great mystery of old Japan was kept there.

Name

Kashiigu

Address

4-16-1 Kashii Higashi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

Tel

092-681-1001

Hours

5:00-18:00,6:00-18:00

How to get there

18

A huge stone called 'Obi-iwa' is said to have been carried ashore by big wave. The threat of high waves that may carry the big stone is immeasurable. But now, this place became a spiritual support for big-catch of fish and safety for a sailing.

Name

Obi-iwa Rock

Address

1742 Sawada Miyako, Miyakojima-shi, OkinawaGoogle Map

How to get there

Car: 30min from Miyako Airport, 15min from Sarahama Airport

19

You can see the view of peaceful countryside and mountains, and the range of red torii arch.

Name

Ukiha Inari Shrine

Address

1513-9 Nagarekawa Ukiha-machi, Ukiha-shi, FukuokaGoogle Map

How to get there

25 min walk from Ukiha Station. By car, 60 min from Hakata Station, or 60 min from Fukuoka Airport.

Parking

Parking area is available

20

Walking a little from Amano Iwato Shrine, you'll find a path through the riverside. While we walk along the river toward Amano Yasugawara Shrine, we feel the air changing pure. The numerous pebbles piled all over the cave is impressive scenery.

Name

Amanoyasugawara

Address

Iwato Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, MiyazakiGoogle Map

Tel

0982-74-8239

How to get there

Parking

Parking area is available

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Kagoshima

Kirishima Shrine

2 Reviews

Mitarashi (worshippers wash their hands in) River dry up between November and April, but mysteriously, clear water and fish spring out and make a limpid stream in May.

Misaki Shrine

1 Reviews

Misaki Shrine, located on Sata-misaki Point in Kagoshima, is surrounded by the tropical plants such as banyan and palm trees. A little strange scenery that a shrine stands in a tropical mood, but you can feel the unique holy air here.

Ryugu Shrine

1 Reviews

At Satsuma Peninsula of Kagoshima, Urashima Taro has said to leave this place called Nagasakibana to Ryugu Castle, and Ryugu Shrine stands here. You can see the refreshing scenery of the ocean and Mt.Kaimon-bake over the torii gate.

Miyazaki

Udo Shrine

2 Reviews

Udo Shrine is located in Nichinan city, south of Miyazaki. Its main shrine is built in the rock cavern opened in the middle of the cliff facing the Sea of Hyuga. According to a Japanese myth, Toyotama Princess gave birth to the deity in this cavern, so the shrine has divine grace for easy delivery and child care.

Amanoyasugawara

2 Reviews

Walking a little from Amano Iwato Shrine, you'll find a path through the riverside. While we walk along the river toward Amano Yasugawara Shrine, we feel the air changing pure. The numerous pebbles piled all over the cave is impressive scenery.

Tanoue Hachiman Shrine

1 Reviews

A huge camphor tree, designated as a natural monument of the city. stands in the prercinct of Tanoue Hachiman Shrine. The impressive existence is all vital energy of nature. When you visit this shrine, touch this tree and feel its energy.

Fukuoka

Dazaifutenmangu

5 Reviews

Dazaifutenmangu is a major shrine for success in the entrance examination. Even on snowy days, the fortune slips with a color of pink plum blossom are beautiful! I felt the many prayers of many students who had tried to get over the hard winter and get happy spring.◎It has an easy access by train and bus. And there's a large parking area.

Sakurai Futamigaura

11 Reviews

Here's a very photogenic spot of a white torii arch which stands in front of husband-and-wife rocks and looks beautiful with the blue sky and the sea. The time of evening glow is nice of course, if you visit around noon, the tide is not low and we can see the beautiful figure standing on the sea.

Sumiyoshi Shrine

2 Reviews

It's the oldest shrine of the 2129 Sumiyoshi Shrines in Japan. There're eight historic shrines except for the main shrine in the large sight. Moving around these eight for better fortune is also well known.

Saga

Ōuo Shrine

4 Reviews

When the tide is low, we can walk under the torii arch standing in the sea. It shows us the different scenery by the time we visit here.

Yūtoku Inari Shrine

3 Reviews

Yūtoku Inari Jinja is a big shrine where about three million visitors come in a year, and one of the three biggest Inari Shrines in Japan. The shrine building is as magnificent as famous Kiyomizu Temple in Kyoto. It's like a light mountain climbing to go to The Inner Shrine, and there're many torii arches, so we can see the beautiful scenes on the way.

Takeo Shrine

2 Reviews

Takeo Shrine in Takeo-shi, Saga. Its sacred tree is a huge camphor tree. In the afternoon, the sun shines from the back of it, and the shining tree looks divine, that I can't say nothing except for 'divine'.

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