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Address: 2859 Minami Usa, Usa 872-0102, Oita Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number:
+81 978-37-0001
06:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 06:00 - 21:00

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 April 2016
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

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

Thank AussieCGS
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 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 early.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 us a heinous number of stairs. (YAY!)

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4 of 5 bubbles 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. We did, however, see some elderly people moving slowly through the grounds and even a... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 stroll along the wide passages that connect individual shrines. The tranquility reflects the solemnity that... More 

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