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Usajingu Shrine

2859 Minami Usa, Usa 872-0102, Oita Prefecture
+81 978-37-0001
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This is a beautiful shrine, however the gardens and the surrounding buildings are worth just as... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rowena P
An early example of Shintou/Buddhism fusion

In the process of the establishment of the Yamato Court which was the start of the monarchy of... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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2859 Minami Usa, Usa 872-0102, Oita Prefecture
+81 978-37-0001
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a beautiful shrine, however the gardens and the surrounding buildings are worth just as much time! If you can, get a monk to talk you through the history of the Shrine and how they craft these buildings (it's interesting and makes you appreciate...More

Thank Rowena P
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

In the process of the establishment of the Yamato Court which was the start of the monarchy of Japan, the Yamato Court was confronted by the Emishi people in the north and the Hayato people in the south. Shougun was a title bestowed to a...More

Thank tomizuta1953
Reviewed 25 September 2017

After visiting the super busy Daizafu Temmangu, I was seeking quiet temple grounds near Fukuoka and found this shrine. I took the train from Hakata to Usa (90 minutes), and then the bus to Usa Jinga. The bus is one per hour, at 240 yen,...More

Thank MarkKwok
Reviewed 8 September 2017

there is no admission fee!! (only for museum and parking). In the travel book we have it is said to be one of the most beautiful shrines in Kyushu - if not Japan. We have to agree. A very big area with a lot of...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Usajingu shrine is one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. As Dokyo tried to usurp the throne, an oracle of this shrine prevented it. The premises are very large, and you need at least one hour to visit both Hongu and Gegu, two main...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 9 April 2016

Such a lovel,place to visit and be, local shrine, no crowds and free, really beautiful quite place to visit

Thank AussieCGS
Reviewed 20 January 2016

Thought that we needed to pay to enter this place but it's actually free! You will need to walk for about 15 minutes to the location, there are many shops available by the parking lot. Don't come in late afternoon, because the shops will close...More

1  Thank Arif F
Reviewed 20 July 2015

One of our guides got us inside where we were instructed on how to pray, how to sit, and how to get a sip of sake. I was having some trouble with my knee that day and they also showed us the monorail that saved...More

Thank Karen J
Reviewed 25 January 2015

The Usajingu Shrine is the head shrine for over 40,000 nationwide. The main hall is designated as a national treasure and is said to be the model for most Hachiman shrines. A lot walking and stairs are involved in visiting this very large temple complex....More

1  Thank hfot2
Reviewed 15 June 2012

Visitor’s first impression will be the spaciousness and tranquility of the shrine ground (unless some special event is taking place). The grand scale of shrine complex suggests the shrine’s elevated status, and the complex spreads over a park-size wooded area, where visitors can enjoy the...More

3  Thank kobekko
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