Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima Shrine

Kirishima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagoshima prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ninigi no Mikoto ( the sun goddess Amaterasu's grandson who descended to earth ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Kirishima Shrine
"霧島神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2608-5, Kirishimataguchi, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima, Japan
"鹿児島県霧島市霧島田口2608-5" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Mizobe-Kagoshima Airport I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0995-57-0001

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Torii

A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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