Ryugu Shrine is located at Nagasaki-bana (長﨑鼻), the southernmost point of Satsuma peninsula. Nagasaki-bana (長﨑鼻) is said to be the birthplace of The Legend of Urashima Taro who saved a turtle, it took him to Ryugu-jo (the Palace of the Dragon / 竜宮城) as a token of it's gratitude. Sea turtles come to lay eggs on the beach near this place, and local people love them as the protective god of the sea.
This shrine enshrines Toyotama-hime .
The new worship hall of the shrine was built in 2011.
The name of popular limited express for sightseeing “Ibusuki-tamate-bako” is associated with The Legend of Urashima Taro. Tamate-bako is a box Otohime gave to Urashima Taro.
This shrine is becoming popular as a power spot of matchmaking and good fortune in love.
There are shells in a big pot. It is said that if you write your wish on a shell and dedicate it, your wish will be granted.
|Address||Yamagawa-okachiyogamizu, Ibusuki city|