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
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5.0a month 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.

5.03 months ago

Clean bathrooms, well laid out place. Beautiful scenic views. The temple inside the cave is stunning, you can come here by car or bus.

I spend about 1 hour here to take photos and see the entire place.

Highly recommend coming here, it’s worth the trip from Miyazaki.

3.0a month ago

Not the most delightful architecture I have seen in Japan. The nature itself is great, would’ve been better if it was just a short nature walk. Human civilisation ruins its beauty, just a personal thought

5.03 months ago

Must see place if you are visiting Miyazaki area. Unique rock formations paired with a shrine temple in a cave gives a great cultural experience. Best to travel there by driving.

5.03 months ago

Beautiful shrine nestled away in the cliff, with great views. If you are visiting Miyazaki this should be on your list of things to see. Plenty of parking available. Was quite when I visited during the week

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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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