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 They store the Shuin-sign of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, 97 historical documents and swords.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
|Office of Inquiry||Hanaoka Hachiman shrine TEL: 0833-44-8570|