Udo Shrine

Sightseeing information about Udo Shrine in Japan.


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Udo Shrine, a 1-hour drive from the city of Miyazaki, occupies an open cavern overlooking the ocean. Climbing up 438 steps and down 277 steps along the cliff, you will reach a torii gate that leads to this shrine under a huge overhanging rock. This shrine is dedicated to the father of Emperor Jimmu, the legendary first emperor of Japan.

Because of legend that the breast-shaped rocks in the cave nourished Emperor Jimmu in his babyhood, today expectant mothers come here to pray for the safe delivery of their child. You can try fortune telling with undama (luck stones) by throwing them to the shallow depression on top of the turtle-shaped rock. Souvenirs includes horse dolls, and candies made with drips from the breast-shapes rocks.

Purposeelderly,thrilling,nature,family,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing,second time in Japan
Airport/Sta.Kagoshima Airport (about 73km) Google Transit

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4.05 months ago

This place is just shrine but location is amazing. As you can see pics, with sea side and cliff make here much special. Most of people visit here before or after Obi castle. Enjoy your travel.

5.09 months ago

Udo Shrine is one of Japan's most unique shrines, it is built along a cliff and cave at the end. You will see along the cliff the beautiful ocean and the gates and lanterns. It's a shrine dedicated to the bunny, you will see many statues of bunny's everywhere. After you cross the tunnel at the beginning of the trail after the parking lot, you will find a lot of shops on the way down. One shop has a bunny as a pet, he is big. At this shop you can have a type of custard in a bottle, drink a orange juice mixed inside the shell of the orange and taste other great things.

4.0a month ago

Good sight but walking up and down a steep flight of stairs is part of the experience.

5.03 weeks ago

Stunning temple under the rock. Must see.

4.0a month ago

Without a tour guild the shrine wasnt anything special. The location and view was amazing tho.

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You have to walk a little bit, but you would be surprised to see the shrine. People try to throw Undama, lucky balls. Landing the Undama in the target, which is the turtle shape rock, brings you good luck!

You have to walk a little bit, but you would be surprised to see the shrine.
People try to throw Undama, lucky balls. Landing the Undama in the target, which is the turtle shape rock, brings you good luck!

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You have to walk a little bit, but you would be surprised to see the shrine. People try to throw Undama, lucky balls. Landing the Undama in the target, brings you good luck!

You have to walk a little bit, but you would be surprised to see the shrine.
People try to throw Undama, lucky balls. Landing the Undama in the target, brings you good luck!

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