Kirishima Jingu Shrine

Would you like to visit Kirishima Grand Shrine and experience the extensive sacred atmosphere in Kirishima?
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Kirishima is refered to as "the land where gods once descended", and the Kirishima Grand Shrine is a prestigious shrine enshrining these deities.
Kirishima Jingu Shrine was designated as a nationally significant cultural property, and many throughout the nation and from overseas make their way to visit the grand shrine.
The "sazare-ishi" boulder beside the path leading to the shrine is the boulder referred to in the Japanese national anthem, "Kimigayo", as "pebbles that grow into boulders".
Also, when visitors pass the path wrapped in deep green, visitors can see on their righthand a sacred tree said to be the ancestor of all pine trees throughout southern Kyushu.
It is said the pine tree of 35 meters is 800 years old and exhibits a powerful watch over the precincts.
Moving around to the backside of the sacred tree, there is a a branch which attracts a lot of attention when visitors look up for it resembles a person dressed in all black and wearing a black-lacquered head piece.
At large, it is said Kirishima Grand Shrine is a famous "power spot" showing divine favor in granting "family safety" and "career prosperity".
You will surely wish to return for multiple visits to the shrine, not simply settling for one visit.

According to experts, Kirishima has demonstrated enhanced relaxation effects and has been designated as a "foresty therapy base".

◇Typical best viewing period of cherry blossom: Late March
◇Number of cherry trees: ~200

Basic Information

Business Days - Open all year round      
DirectionsFrom Kagoshima Chuo Station:
JR train (80 min.) + Local scheduled bus (10 min.)
Kagoshima Chuo Station ⇒ JR Nippo-honsen "Kirishima Jingu Station" ⇒ Get off at"Kirishima Jingu" Bus stop (Kirishima Iwasaki Hotel-bound)

From Kagoshima Airport:
Airport Shuttle bus (35 min.) + Local scheduled bus (10 min.)
From Kagoshima Airport ⇒ Change at "Maruo" Bus stop (Kirishima-bound) ⇒ Get off at "Kirishima-Jingu" Bus stop (Kokubu-bound)
Telephone Number0995-57-0001  ※Japan's International Country Code is 81
Address 鹿児島県霧島市霧島田口2608-5   Directions
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