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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


               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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