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Usa Shrine


One of the most beautiful Shrine in Japan


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 was founded in 727.



Exploring the shrine

          Main gate, Torii

               2nd gate, Torii

   Chozusha, purification place 


   Chozusha, purification place

                     To purify 

       Dedication of Sake


     Approach to the Shrine

                   Shrine Gate

            Hachiman Deity



        Gourd for good fortune

 Omikuji, Fortune telling paper   


         Shrine main building

            Sacred tree

  Lantern for Hachiman Deity



 Location of Usa & Ajimu




General information  

Address 2859 Minami-Usa, Usa-city, Oita-prefecture

50 minutes by a vehicle from JR Beppu

50 minutes by a vehicle from Yufuin

15 minutes by a vehicle from Bungo-takada-city

40 minutes by a vehicle from Nakatsu-city

80 minutes by a vehicle from Kitakyushu-city

110 minutes by a vehicle from Fukuoka-city

Open hours

April to September : 5:30 to 21:00

October to March : 6:00 to 21:00 except for January 1 to 3

Admission fee

No fee is required

Days closed No closing days

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 - Usa & Ajimu travel guide, Oita-prefecture, Blog