Aoki Shrine (檍神社)

Sacred "breast water" flowing vigorously from the breasts of a Jizo statue

Osumi Area History and Culture

This shrine, which has deep ties to the myths in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki, is said to have been consecrated by the god Izanagi-no-mikoto.
The fresh water that wells up in Odono Pond on the shrine grounds is said to grant an easy delivery to pregnant women who drink it.
Next to the front shrine is a Jizo statue associated with easy delivery and child-rearing. The sacred water that flows vigorously from its breasts is known as "breast water".

Basic Information

Address 899-8608 鹿児島県曽於市末吉町南之郷4772
Telephone Number 0986-28-0111(曽於市観光特産開発センター)
Directions Approx. 90 minutes by car from Kagoshima City
Approx. 60 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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