Kirishima-Jingū

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Kirishima-Jingū
霧島神宮
Kirishimashrine.jpg
The honden
Religion
AffiliationShinto
DeityKonohanasakuya-hime
Hoori
Toyotama-hime
Ugayafukiaezu
Tamayori-bime
Ninigi-no-Mikoto
Location
Location2608-5, Kirishima-Taguchi, Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture 899-4201
Kirishima-Jingū is located in Japan
Kirishima-Jingū
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates31°51′32.2″N 130°52′18.7″E / 31.858944°N 130.871861°E / 31.858944; 130.871861Coordinates: 31°51′32.2″N 130°52′18.7″E / 31.858944°N 130.871861°E / 31.858944; 130.871861
Website
www.kirishimajingu.or.jp/index.htm
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Kirishima-Jingū (霧島神宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan.

Historically, the entire of Mount Kirishima is considered part of the shrine grounds. Today, parts of the mountains where festivals take place and the location of the Tenson kōrin is considered part of the shrine grounds.

It is dedicated to Konohanasakuya-hime, Hoori, Toyotama-hime, Ugayafukiaezu, Tamayori-bime and Ninigi-no-Mikoto. This shrine holds several Important Cultural Properties, such as the honden,heiden,haiden, tōrōka (登廊下), Chōkushiden (勅使殿) etc.. It has been destroyed several times by volcanic eruptions.

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