Aira Sanryo (Imperial Tombs) (吾平山上陵(あいらさんりょう))

Osumi Area History and Culture

Aira Sanryo, one of the three imperial tombs from the mythological age in Kagoshima Prefecture, is the resting place of the mother and father of Japan's mythical first emperor, Jimmu. Unlike most such tombs in Japan, it is in a cave.
The 500-meter (547-yard) approach to the tombs, which features lush greenery and a gently rushing river, creates a truly divine air.
Before paying your respects, you must purify yourself with water from the river along the approach.
As the atmosphere puts people in mind of Ise Shrine, Aira Sanryo is also called "Little Ise". The area bustles with scores of visitors during the New Year's holidays.
It is also a well-known cherry blossom viewing spot in spring, and you can see scarlet maple leaves there in fall.

Basic Information

Address 鹿児島県鹿屋市吾平町上名5250ー1
Telephone Number 0994-58-7257(吾平総合支所)
Business Days/ Hours Business Hours
Open all year round

Business Hours
[Time] 8:30am~5:00pm
Directions Approx. 50 minutes by car from Tarumizu Ferry Port
Approx. 90 minutes by car from Kagoshima Airport
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  • トイレ
  • クレジットカード
  • WIFI
  • バリアフリー対応可
  • ベジタリアンメニュー相談可
  • ムスリムメニュー相談可
  • 祈祷所


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