This shrine is the most popular place for hatsumode (the first shrine visit of the New Year) in Kagoshima prefecture, and Shimazu Nariakira (the 11th lord of Satsuma Domain / 島津斉彬) is enshrined here.
There is a statue of the enshrined deity after you enter the torii (a gateway at the entrance to a Shinto shrine / 鳥居 ), and there is the sacred water on the left side of the main building.
There is a narrow path which leads you to a stone which enshrines a water god, and on the path there are more things to see such as a little stone shrine, stone monuments of a mountain god and a water god and an ogre.
Car Park: Weekdays 24 spaces / Weekends 40 spaces (9:30 ~ 17:00)
|Address||19-35 Terukuni-cho, Kagoshima city|
|Open||8:30 ~ 17:00|
|Fee||Open throughout the year|
From Kagoshima Chuo Station: