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Aso Shrine and Aso Monzen Shopping Street

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It is said that Aso Shrine has more than 2,500 years of history, and 12 gods are enshrined here. There are 461 shrines where these resident gods are worshipped throughout the prefecture, as many as in the Kanto and Tohoku regions. The series of agricultural festivals that are held in this shrine have been designated national Important Intangible Folk Cultural Properties.
Next to Aso Shrine is Monzen Shopping Street. The natural spring water here is known as “Mizuki,” or “water base,” and is revered as the waters of the gods, and waters of perpetual youth and longevity. There are numerous well-established stores, stylish cafés, and eateries here, and you can enjoy this shopping street as part of a walking course.

More Information about Aso Shrine and Aso Monzen Shopping Street

Street address

3083 Miyaji, Ichinomiya-machi, Aso City

Access

  • 15 minutes on foot from JR Miyaji Station

Opening Hours

You can visit the shrine when you wish
Opening hours in the shopping street vary depending on the establishment

Closed

You can visit the shrine when you wish
Closures in the shopping street vary depending on the establishment

Website

http://asojinja.or.jp/

Best season

All year

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