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.

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5.03 weeks ago

Worth the travel to come here! Beautiful views and unique shrine on the side of the cliff. The bus does not run often, so watch out. A taxi ride from miyazaki station to here is $110 and 1 hour, but worth it. Our driver stopped at a lookout point by the coast on the way to the shrine. We went early and you can catch the 930 or 1110 bus back. Walk to bus stop from shrine is about 20 minutes, not to bad. You only need about 45 minutes to an hour here. They have a nice gift shop here with good options of stuff and a small cafe. Good bathrooms too.

5.0a year ago

I visited this shrine couple years ago and just found it again on Google maps. It's an amazing place, beautifully views and great concept. Very peaceful.

5.0a year ago

Beautiful shrine right off the cliff. Definitely recommend visiting. They also do goshuin stamps there.

5.0a year ago

Amazing local shrine located inside of a cave. Definitely a must-see if you're passing through Miyazaki.

5.02 weeks ago

Udo Shrine is located on the Nichinan Coast of the south of Miyazaki City. It is the most beautiful shrine I have ever seen. This brightly painted shrine is set in a cave on the side of a cliff overlooking the ocean and so you can enjoy a spectacular view. The view was breathtaking, truly unique and one of a kind and it makes me want to visit the place again.

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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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