Terukuni Shrine てるくにじんじゃ

A shrine dedicated to the most beloved lord in Kagoshima

In Japan, shrines are dedicated to gods and actually exshisted people. Terukuni Shrine is an example which dedicates to Shimazu Nariakira, the 28th lord of the Satsuma Clan.
This is the largest shrine in Kagoshima visited by many worshipers. The shrine was destroyed in an air raid during World War II and was rebuilt in 1958. When you go through the huge torii gate, you will see a tree trimmed in a beautiful crane shape and the Shimadzu family’s emblem, a cross within a circle, on the buildings. 
During the Rokugatsudo Lantern Festival (a summer festival) held every July, different colored lanterns are displayed in the precinct and many visitors attend. 

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Basic Information

Address 892-0841 鹿児島県鹿児島市照国町19-35
Access ・ Approx. 5 minutes’ walk from Tenmonkan tram stop
・ Approx. 3 minutes’ walk from Saigo Dozo Mae on the Kagoshima City View line
Car Park Passenger cars: yes
Open Reception open 8:30am - 4:30pm
Closures Open every day


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