There are over eighty thousand Shinto shrines in Japan, and they represent the oldest
architectural style in the country. Shinto is a religion unique to Japan. Respect for land
and nature is its basic premise. Usually there is a mirror in the case inside each Shrine.
This is the symbol of Shrine’s deity. Shinto customs are common in Japanese life. Some
people household altars and pray for good health, success and happiness every day.
The entrance to the Shrine is marked by a huge gate called a Torii. There are usually
made of wood or stone, some painted bright red.
A pair of stone statues called Komainu guard the entrance to Shrine and its building.
They are mythical creature. One’s mouth is usually open while the other’s is closed.
Featured Shrines in Kyushu
The Shrine dedicated to the deity of learning. Many
Japanese visit the Shrine to pass the examination successfully.
Built on the site of grave of Sugawara Michizane, who is deified
as the Deity of scholarship.
The Shrine has been registered on the World Heritage in 2016.
Hetsu-gu is one of the three shrines that comprise Munakata
Shrine and enshrines Ichikishimahime-no-Kami, one of the three
female deities of Munakata.
Aso Shrine is popular as a god protecting worshipers from traffic accidents,
and exorcism, marriage, and learning. Aso shrine one of the oldest and most
prominent shrines in Japan, and was built in 281 before accession of the 1st
Located just west of the town center, is nestled in a grove of tall cedars.
During the day the shrine’s nondescript, unpainted buildings blend in naturally
with the surrounding trees. In the evening, you can enjoy the Yokagura Dance.
Beautiful and exciting Shine, located the cave of the cliff side facing the Pacific
Ocean. In legend, a goddess of sea built a hut to give birth to a great god here.
Then it is said that Empress Suiko (554-628) built the shrine there.
It is the Urashima Taro legendary shrine peninsula and this shrine is becoming
popular as a power spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.
One of the most beautiful shrine in Kyushu, and is surrounded by forest
The Shrine buildings are constructed in 1715 and designated as Important
Cultural Property of Japan.