Tourist attraction

Hanaoka Hachimangu

Hanaoka Hachimangu

This shrine is dedicated to the division of Usa Hachiman-gu shrine's tutelary deity from Oita Prefecture since 709. They store the Shuin-sign of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 97 historical documents and swords.

Hanaoka has developed as a cathedral and a post town. Many cultural properties pass down the history in here, such as treasure tower which is said to be built by Fujiwara-no-Kamatari. Especially this Hanaoka Hachiman-gu has got worshipped by Toyotomi Hideyoshi and many other historical figures. It is surrounded by cottages with framed windows and mortar to tell the bygone times in this popular town.

Location Suetakekami Ebisucho 400, Kudamatsu City, Yamaguchi Prefecture
Access (1) 15 minutes by bus from JR Sanyo main line Kudamatsu station
(2) 10 minutes walk from JR Iwatoku line Shubo Hanaoka station
Website http://www.hanaokahachimangu.com/
Office of Inquiry Hanaoka Hachiman shrine TEL: 0833-44-8570

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