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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3.03 weeks ago

Pretty temple located on the side of cliff. It has beautiful view. but the cave itself is a bit small. I prefer to walk around, but entering to the temple in the cave is so, so. I do not think, it is really worth to pay for the admission... but the scenery from the stairs is great.

4.04 weeks ago

This shrine is located on Nichinan Coast. There is a terrace that you can enjoy the ocean view with huge rocks. These rocks and ocean make a beautiful view in front of the shrine.

You can take a bus from Miyazaki Station. It takes about 90 minutes to get there. Then you have to walk about 10 minutes to the entrance of the shrine.

5.02 weeks ago

This is a beautiful shrine with a spacious compound. The main shrine is down the stairs to a cave where visitors pray by clapping their hands twice. The coastline with its eroded rocks are a sight to behold. Highly recommended! (If you have no time, pick this over Aoshima)

5.02 weeks ago

Very beautiful shrine. Unique and very scenic. They have a lot of shops and the facilities are new.

5.03 months ago

A beautiful Shinto shrine built on a cliff by the ocean in Nichinan, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan. The shrine itself is inside a cave which is so special ! The ocean view is just magnificent. We follow the google map's direction which divert you to the free parking space most near to the shrine entrance.

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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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