Kyushu Sights

Usa Shrine (Usa Jingu / Usa Hachimangu)

  • 2859 Minamiusa Map It
  • Usa
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

The most important Hachiman shrine in Japan, Usa Jingu has lovely ponds dotted with lotus plants. Allot an hour to see the shrine and stroll the expansive grounds. There was a long tradition in Japan of building temples and shrines in the same precinct (abolished in the Meiji period), and this is said to be the first place to do so. From Yufuin take the one-hour train to Oita, then board a 40-minute limited express train to Usa. From Usa, it's a short taxi or bus ride to the shrine. If you take the bus, get on the one bound for Yotsukaichi and get off at the stop Usa Hachiman.

Sight Information


2859 Minamiusa, Usa, Oita, 872-0102, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Apr.–Sept., daily 5:30 am–9 pm; Oct.–Mar., daily 6 am–9 pm

Published 12/10/2015


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