Usa Shrine is one of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan, and is the head shrine of Hachiman Shrine that is composed 44,000 shrines
that dedicated to the Hachiman Deity.
Emperor Ojin, who was deified as Hachiman-jin (the tutelary god of warriors), is said to be enshrined in all the sites dedicated to him; and the first and earliest of these was at Usa in the early 8th century.
The Shrine is located in the city of Usa beween Kitakyushu-city and Beppu, and was founded in 727.
Exploring the shrine
Main gate, Torii 2nd gate, Torii Chozusha, purification place
Chozusha, purification place Dedication of Sake
Approach to the Shrine main building Hachiman Deity
Shrine main building Sacred tree Lantern for Hachiman Deity