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Address: 3232 Miyaura, Nichinan 887-0101 , Miyazaki Prefecture
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+81 987-29-1001

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Beautiful shrine although the journey to get there is quite tiring

You'll need a good pair of legs to get up and down the substantial amount of uneven stairs to see this lovely and peaceful shrine. Snuggled into a cave, this cave is a favourite... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
Joyce T
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

You'll need a good pair of legs to get up and down the substantial amount of uneven stairs to see this lovely and peaceful shrine. Snuggled into a cave, this cave is a favourite with young couples hoping to have children and a happy marriage, I am told, but even if neither category is relevant to you, this shrine overlooks... More 

Thank Joyce T
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

There is an interesting view of the ocean from Udo Shrine. You can spend 1 to 2 hours here. There were signs warning visitors to stay away from monkeys as they bite, though I did not encounter any. From Miyazaki Station, you can take bus 965 to Udo Shrine. It is a 1.5 hours journey and costs 1480 yen. There... More 

3 Thank Xin R
Norwalk, Connecticut
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

The view is breath taking and how historical it is. You can try your luck by throwing small stones in a hole afar down in the rock.

Thank Keiko S
Cork, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Very nice views, very pretty and scenic shrine - There were warning about vicious monkeys but did not see any during the trip. Worth a detour.

1 Thank EconomyLifestyle
Singapore, Singapore
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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Visited the shrine on a hot August morning. The ocean view is great and actually more impressive than the shrine.

1 Thank VickyYL
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29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

it was raining when we went but it really didnt matter. it was such a lovely place to visit, we through the pebbles for good luck. i managed to hit the rock with the rope but didnt get them in the intended hole. my husband did with his last one - for this he hopes his happy hawks (melbourne hawthorn)... More 

1 Thank EmilyS S
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2016

It was pouring rain when we went, but it was so gorgeous, we didn't care. The cave, the views, the shrine, made for a magical day.

1 Thank marlaher
Thorndale, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This shrine should not be missed if you are in this area. It's position by the ocean is stunning, and its unique cave structure is very interesting. There are lots of steps for those who have mobility challenges so be aware.

1 Thank KMA_Adventures
Zurich, Switzerland
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287 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

The Udo Shrine by the Sea, with the beautiful shrine in a cave., exciting views of the sea, a very special place to visit.

1 Thank Alissila
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 7 May 2016

Enjoyed my trip to Udo Jingu shrine! I took a bus from Miyazaki station (you can get a Miyazaki all day bus pass for 1,000Yen) and stopped at the car park of this shrine. Going to the underground shrine, overlooking the pacific, you will encounter stairs going uphill, downhill and through a tunnel but it's not that exhausting. I thought... More 

2 Thank Myra M

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