Kamafuta Jinja

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Kamafuta Jinja (shrine) has been worshiped as a deity of victory and martial arts for a long time. This shrine became widely known as many athletes and entertainers visit this shrine in hopes of victory. The shrine is also known as Kamafuta Daimyojin (pot lid shrine) as visitors put the lid of a pot on their heads while praying. There is also a ritual called kamafuta-nage where your wish will be granted if you can drop a small lid into a pot about three meters below. There is a park behind the shrine where you can see Mt. Kaimon. This shrine is also popular as a power spot.

Address
6827 Eicho Beppu, Minamikyushu-shi, Kagoshima
Contact No.
+81-993-38-0024
Access
15-min walk from Ei-Okawa Station on JR Line
Opening Hours / Holidays
Open until sunset
Open all year round
Official Website
http://kamafutajinja.com/
Time Required
30 minutes
Admission fee
Free

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Praying While Putting a Pot Lid on Your Head

Visitors put a pot lid that is 30 cm in diameter on their heads and walk for about 8 m from the shrine gate to the offering box. It is said that your wish will be granted when you can walk to the box without dropping the lid. Some people make it on their first attempt, and some people never make it. They also have a big lid for two people.

Source:私と鹿児島

Source:坊津遺産

Throwing a Pot Lid

It is said that your wish will be granted when you drop a palm-sized lid into a pot on the rocks about three meters below. It is called kamafuta-nage, and visitors pray to the deities in this way to seek their favor. Anybody can try it for 100 yen for one attempt.

Source:pixta

A Power Spot with Stunning Views

Behind the shrine, you can sit on a lid-shaped chair and view Mt. Kaimon that is 925 m high. The mountain is also called "Satsuma Fuji" for its beautiful silhouette. This place is known as "the cape of hope" and popular as a spot to acquire a renewed vigor & power.

Source:pixta

Kamafuta Jinja

Kamafuta Jinja (shrine) has been worshiped as a deity of victory and martial arts for a long time. This shrine became widely known as many athletes and entertainers visit this shrine in hopes of victory. The shrine is also known as Kamafuta Daimyojin (pot lid shrine) as visitors put the lid of a pot on their heads while praying. There is also a ritual called kamafuta-nage where your wish will be granted if you can drop a small lid into a pot about three meters below. There is a park behind the shrine where you can see Mt. Kaimon. This shrine is also popular as a power spot.

※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.

Praying While Putting a Pot Lid on Your Head

Visitors put a pot lid that is 30 cm in diameter on their heads and walk for about 8 m from the shrine gate to the offering box. It is said that your wish will be granted when you can walk to the box without dropping the lid. Some people make it on their first attempt, and some people never make it. They also have a big lid for two people.

Source:私と鹿児島

Source:坊津遺産

Throwing a Pot Lid

It is said that your wish will be granted when you drop a palm-sized lid into a pot on the rocks about three meters below. It is called kamafuta-nage, and visitors pray to the deities in this way to seek their favor. Anybody can try it for 100 yen for one attempt.

Source:pixta

A Power Spot with Stunning Views

Behind the shrine, you can sit on a lid-shaped chair and view Mt. Kaimon that is 925 m high. The mountain is also called "Satsuma Fuji" for its beautiful silhouette. This place is known as "the cape of hope" and popular as a spot to acquire a renewed vigor & power.

Source:pixta

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