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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Kagoshima-jingu ShrineKagoshima

Kagoshima-jingu is in Hayato-cho, Kagoshima Prefecture. It is an old shrine said to have been built by the first emperor, Jinmu. The local place name -- Kagoshima -- is believed to have come from this shrine. The deity enshrined is Amatsu-Hidakahiko-Hohodemi-no-Mikoto and his consort, Tamayori-Hime. The shrine was strongly protected by the Shimazu clan, the daimyo of this region. The two suits of armor dedicated by Shimazu Takahisa, lord of the area in the 16th century, have been designated Important Cultural Properties by the Japanese government. The gigantic camphor tree in the shrine grounds is said to be 800 years old, and has been preserved with much care as a sacred tree, within which the spirit of a god is believed to dwell.
Address & Access
Address: 2496 Uchi, Hayato-cho, Kirishima-shi, Kagoshima
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
JR Hayato Stn./15-min. walk