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Udo Shrine

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Standing on a cliff overlooking the Hyuga-nada Sea, the main shrine is located in a cave, which is a rare design in Japan. The shrine is said to be beneficial for marriage, easy delivery and so on. One attraction is the kameishi (turtle stone) in front of the main shrine where people throw undama into the hole in the rock below. If the undama lands in the hole, it is said one's wishes will come true. Listed in the Michelin Green Guide Japan (one star).

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Street address

3232 Miyaura, Nichinan City, Miyazaki

Access

Route1

  • Take the route bus bound for Obi from JR Ibii Station

Route2

  • From Miyako City bus stop or Miyazaki Kuko (Airport) bus stop, bus bound for Kuko (Airport) and Nichinan, Obi, or Kuko (Airport) and Toimisaki

Opening Hours

7:00-18:00 (October-March)
6:00-19:00 (April-September)

Closed

Open all year

Website

Best season

All year

Point

Udo, which was one of the great sacred sites of the Shugendo, plays host to pilgrimaging monks from across Japan. There is a monument to the birth of swordsmanship along the approach to the shrine.

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