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This ancient shrine, more than a thousand years old, is a delight for visitors and in spite of heavy earthquake damage, well worth a visit. Being slightly off the beaten track there are not many foreign visitors. The atmosphere is peaceful and the shrine is...More
A popular place with the locals. We arrive there on sun afternoon and there are a steady stream of locals visiting the shrine.
Unfortunately the earthquake damaged it pretty badly and u can't see much. They setup a temp location next to it for you...More
The shrine has collapsed after a major earthquake and is cordoned off for repair. So there is not much to see. However people still go there to pray. There street in front of the shrine has a number of interesting shops and restaurants. So you...More
Festival of the 12th god, including the founder of Aso pioneer Kenzai Ryuuzu. The ancient ritual rice festival held throughout the year, such as "Tadaku Festival" and "Oda Festival", is designated as an important intangible folk cultural property of the country
The earthquake of 2016 has completely destroyed this important site. It will be a long time to be rebuilt. So if you come to Aso, check out whether the volcano is open as well. As of this date, Aso is all down time as the...More
Sadly, this beautiful shrine has been knocked down by the earthquake...but it is a good place to see how much power Mother Earth has. The shopping street around the shrine is very nice. There is a lot of fresh spring water flowing along the street...More
Devasting twin earthquakes on April 14th and 16th in the Kumamoto area left almost 50 people dead or missing,tens of thousands evacuated,bridges and roads swept away by landslides and famous historic sites such as Aso Shrine in ruins. Reconstruction work is starting,but it could take...More
We went there on a rainy day, but even so, it was interesting to walk around and photo the gate, and the shrine, but overall it isn't something I would recommend as a must do, more like a if you are in the area.