Udo Shrine

Sightseeing information about Udo Shrine in Japan.


Udo Shrine4.1

LINEで送る
Go to this spotGoogle Transit
GoodSeasonJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

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

Reviews

5.07 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.

3.0in the last week

Good views, spiritual place with well cultural values

5.02 months ago

It’s one of the most famous shrine in Miyazaki. A good seaside view.

5.010 months ago

This shrine is definitely eye-opening. Japan is all about Shrines. You see them everyday and basically everywhere. But this Shrine is build right next to the sea and on a slope!! There’s is also a lot of interesting things to look out for in this Shrine. Great to walk around. Seems like people come to worship this Shrine in return of fertility / safe pregnancy.
Worth all the walking and bus taking to this place.

5.02 weeks ago

Really beautiful and unique spot in Miyazaki!

Spot Reviews (2)

X12

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!

Udo Shrine

Read moreClose
X0

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!

Udo Shrine

Read moreClose

All reviews