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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4.0a month 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.

5.05 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.

5.07 months ago

It was a crowded place with lots of people. However, the location of the shrine makes it so unique, therefore attracts so many visitors. The place is a MUST VISIT spot in Miyazaki. Because, you rarely find such a gorgeous natural beauty out there.

4.010 months ago

I went there summertime of 2016, pretty nice and clean. Several souvenir shops. There is a myth among locals that it grants the couple’s wish to have a child. The only drawback is the location. If you’re coming from Miyazaki downtown then it would be quite a ride by car., it took us about an hour. If you use train then you have to walk quite far. The terrain is also sloping so I recommend you to wear flat soled shoes.

5.03 months ago

Beautiful Shrine inside an ocean front cave with panoramic ocean views.Well worth the trip and many stairs.Couple of small cafes for lunch.

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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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