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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5.0a month ago

Beautiful shrine by the sea with beautiful views.
The temples inside the cave are also very beautiful.
We didnt go anywhere else in the vicinity but seems like theres other shrines or temples around along with a cafe.
Try buying those pebbles (they will break your notes into change) and throwing them at the rocks.
You will see when you get there.

5.09 months ago

Very unique shrine tucked inside a cave by the sea. The walk to the cave wasn't difficult and the view was great. The shrine itself wasn't big but the environment around was superb. Loved the sea view. You could also buy these fortune stones and try to throw it inside this water pool for good luck.

5.02 months ago

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

3.02 months ago

Good views, spiritual place with well cultural values

5.09 months ago

A shrine that was built inside a rocky mountain hill and coastline! Definitely recommended! It was a bit of a walk from where we parked but mostly descending stairs, going back could be a pain for some elderlies. Some inscribed commemorative badges and displays are for sale at the booths, which mostly i do not know the sayings or interpretations of it. I also tried pitching small rocks that was bought from one of the booths. Lastly, worship and pay respect as the locals do before you go.

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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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