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Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine

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Known for being the setting of a popular manga comic, this shrine is a mysterious place that has long been preserved in unspoiled natural surroundings. The scene of the sun entering the moss-covered dark green world is a fantastic sight that has been shared by many on the social media. The shrine is believed to bring good luck in marriage.

Street address

2619 Kamishikimi, Takamori-machi, Aso-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture

Access

Route1

  • 10 minutes by car from Takamori Station on the Minami-aso Railway

Route2

  • 60 minutes by car from Aso Kumamoto Airport

Opening Hours

Closed

Website

https://kumamoto.guide/en/season/detail/13

Best season

All year

Point

The shrine deifies Izanagi no Mikoto, Izanami no Mikoto, and Iwakimi Taishogun. There are nearly 100 lanterns lining the approach to the shrine. Ugetoiwa behind the shrine is a giant crack in a rock more than 10 meters in width and height said to have been kicked open by Kihachi Hoshi, a follower of Takeiwatatsu no Mikoto.

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