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

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.

5.0a month ago

Beautiful shrine hidden away in a cave by the sea in miyazaki prefecture. It wasn't too busy (maybe because it was a weekday), no charge to enter or to park a car. Stunning views.

5.04 months ago

One of the most beautiful shrine in Japan, seaside with the red shrine. You have to walk around 15 to 20 minutes from the car park to the shrine. It’s definitely worth to do that. The myth or stories behind the shrine are interesting too, better do some research or study before you go to there.

5.02 months ago

A beautiful shrine in an amazing place. Such a wonderful view! Free parking area nearby, free entrance! Nice coffee and suvenir shops.

5.0a week ago

Very interesting place to visit. Beautiful place with a long history.

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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!

Udo Shrine

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