Yasaka Shrine is famous as the 1st shrine which holds Rokugatsudo Festival of the year.
What is Rokugatsudo Festival?
Many shrines at Kagoshima and some parts of Miyazaki Prefecture hold Rokugatsudo Festival in July.
During Edo period, Shimadzu Mitsuhisa, ruler of Satsuma Domain, contributed a lantern to a temple at Kagoshima City.
General people followed this custom and started to donate lanterns to local temples. This is said to be the origin of Rokugatsudo.
Gods and Benefits
Yasaka Shrine worships Susanoo and Kushinadahime.
Good Luck Fortunes
Small Shrine of Yasaka Shrine.
I took the video of the festival to tell you the atmosphere of the festival.
- Car…15 minutes from Kagoshima Chuo Station.
- Bus…Get off Kagoshima City View at Ishibashi Kinen Park and walk 100 meter toward west.
Shimizucho 26-1, Kagoshima City, Japan
This is the annual festival of Yasaka Shrine.
Visit Kagoshima 5 Shrines
Kagoshima’s feudal loar Shimadzu clan have worshipped and visited 5 shrines.
Schedule of Kagoshima Rokugatsudo Festivals
In summer, many shrines hold “Rokugatsudo Festival” in Kagoshima Prefecture!