Considered as the most beautiful shrine in Kirishima, the establishment is famous not only for its physical structure, but also for its rich history. The shrine was built around the 6th century. Originally, it was built between Mt. Takachiho and Mt. Ohara but was later destroyed by a volcanic eruption. The present shrine building is reconstructed in 1715 and are later designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan.
Walk around the beautiful scenery of what they call as "The Nikko of the West" and feel the presense of Japan's ancient time. A foot bath can also be found in the entrance of the shrine.
There are buses operating from JR Kirishima Jingu Station to the shrine. Travel time takes 20 minutes.
The shrine is open to the public and entrance is free of charge.
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