Kyushu Sights

Kirishima Jingu (Kirishima Shrine)

  • 2608–5 Kirishima-taguchi Map It
  • Kirishima
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The original shrine was established in the 6th century, but the present imposing structure was built under the patronage of the Shimazu clan in 1715. Wonderfully appointed and occupying an incredible setting, it has views as far away as Sakura-jima. The shrine, well worth a visit, is dedicated to Ninigi-no-mikoto, the legendary god who landed on the peak of Takachiho-no-mine nearby.

Sight Information


2608–5 Kirishima-taguchi, Kirishima, Kagoshima-ken, 899-4201, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 8–6

Published 12/10/2015


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