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Usajingu Shrine, Usa

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See one of the most famous and sacred Shinto shrines at Usajingu Shrine, dedicated to warrior god Hachiman-jin, a deification of Emperor Ojin. The present complex dates from the 19th century, although the foundation originated in the 8th century. Broad walkways, temple buildings, ponds connected with small bridges, and stairs lead to the top of the hill and the main hall. The two portions of the red and white shrine, placed one in front of the other, characterize the structure's Hachiman-zukuri style. The deity stays in the front of the shrine during day, while the back serves as its sleeping chamber. Stop in the tourist shops on the lower level for souvenirs. To visit Usajingu Shrine on your holiday in Usa, and find out what else Usa has to offer, use our Usa.
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  • Head of all shrines across Japan well respected by the Japanese royal family and considered sacred by many. Very quiet on my day of visit in July with just a few tourists. A relaxed and... 
    Head of all shrines across Japan well respected by the Japanese royal family and considered sacred by many. Very quiet on my day of visit in July with just a few tourists. A relaxed and...  more »
  • It is a famous shrine in Usa and very worth visiting. The shrines are well preserved and it is really quiet so there is a sense of peace. There was still some autumn foliage when we went and it was... 
    It is a famous shrine in Usa and very worth visiting. The shrines are well preserved and it is really quiet so there is a sense of peace. There was still some autumn foliage when we went and it was...  more »
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  • A must see shrine in Bungotakada. Parking is a little steep at a flat 400¥ but the Shrine grounds are wonderful to walk around and enjoy the care put into it. It will take about 40 minutes to enjoy everything that is there. Also if you correct Shrine Seals, they stop at 1600 but the Main Shrine still has charms until 1700.
  • The significance of Usa Jingu is not well known by foreign visitors but when you arrive here you understand what an important shrine it is. It is very large and the buildings look like they were recently rebuilt but actually they are centuries old and just very well maintained. Come in the fall to enjoy the lovely autumn colors.

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