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This article introduces the schedule of Rokugatsudo Festival which is the typical summer events of Kagoshima.
Large shrines in Kagoshima and some parts of Miyazaki holds Rokugatsudo festivals in July.
Beautiful lanterns decorate the shrine gardens.
Why not enjoy Rokugatsudo Festival in Kagoshima?
There are some stories about the origin of Rokugatsudo Festival.
At the early Edo period, Shimadzu Mitsuhisa, the ruler of the Satsuma Domain donated lanternes to the Shinshoin Temple at Kagoshima City.
Ordinary people followed his custom and started to donate lanterns to nearby shrines.
Shimadzu Mitsuhisa is famous as the builder of rulers cottage garden Senganen.
Rokugatsudo Shrine Map
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1st July Yasaka Shrine Shimidzucho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-247-1464
2nd July Funatama Shrine Shinyashikicho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-226-7457
3rd July Inari Shrine Inaricho, Kagoshima Ciry TEL: 099-248-4389
Inari Shrine / Itsukushima Shrine Matsubaracho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-222-0343
6th July Minakata Shrine Shimizucho, Kagoshima City
9th July Isachisa Shrine Wadacho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-266-0700
Ichinomiya Shrine Korimoto, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-254-0092
Wakamiya Shrine Ikenouecho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-248-2789
9th/10th July Toyotamahime Shrine Chiran, Minamikyushu City TEL: 0993-83-4335
10th July Shobu Shrine Yoshinocho, Kagoshima City
13th July Kashiwabara Shrine Taniyamachuo, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-269-1225
15th/16th July Terukuni Shrine Terukunicho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-222-1820
17th July Kanno Temple Nodacho, Izumi City TEL: 0996-84-2075
17th/18th July Nanshu Shrine Kamitatsuocho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-247-6076
18th July Tsurumine Shrine Yoshinocho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-247-1551
Shinmei Shrine Usuki, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-255-7710
Hirakiki Shrine Kaimon Juccho, Ibusuki City TEL: 0993-32-2007
19th July Takebe Shrine Take, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-258-1466
20th/21th July Hakozaki Hachiman Shrine Kamichishikicho, Izumi City TEL: 0996-62-2219
21st July Inari Shrine Higashi-ichiki, Hioki City TEL: 099-274-5650
Teruhi Shrine Osakicho, Soo City TEL: 090-6474-4859
22nd July Hiekamoikesanno Shrine Kamoike, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-254-8853
Tokiwahie Shrine Tokiwacho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-256-3738
7月23日 Matsubara Shrine Matsubaracho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-222-0343
Takeda Shrine Takeda, Kaseda, Minamisatsuma City TEL: 0993-53-2111
24th/25th July Arata Hachiman Shrine Shimoarata, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-252-6744
25th July Miyasaka Shrine Kiirecho, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-345-1157
Ibusuki Shrine Higashikata, Ibusuki City TEL: 0993-22-4052
26th July Myoken Shrine Usuki, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-264-0011
27th July Minakata Shrine Take, Sakurajimacho, Kagoshima City
28th July Kagoshima Jingu Shrine Hayatocho, Kirishima City TEL: 0995-42-0020
Kasuga Shrine Kasugacho, Kagoshima City
Inishiki Shrine Shimoichikicho, Kagoshima City
28th/29th July Takachiho Shrine Inecho, Naze, Amami City TEL: 0997-52-1345
29th July Shirayamabime Shrine Chuzancho, Kagoshima City
30th July Tsukuyomi Shrine Yokoyamacho, Sakurajima, Kagoshima City TEL: 099-293-2109
31st July Kamo Hachiman Shrine Kamocho, Aira City TEL: 0995-52-9092
31st July/1st August Kagoshima Gokoku Shrine Somuta Kagoshima City TEL: 099-226-7030
5th August Kirishima Jingu Shrine Taguchi, Kirishima, Kirishima City TEL: 0995-57-0001
*Schedule may be changed.
Shrines of Kagoshima Prefecture
Following article introduces shrines in Kagoshima Prefecture.