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Kunisaki Peninsula

A power spot deeply influenced by religion located in Oita Prefecture, Kyushu Island.

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Kunisaki Peninsula

Kunisaki Peninsula is located north of Beppu, facing the Seto Inland Sea in Oita Prefecture, Japan. This area is heavily influenced by Buddhism, home to a special religious culture known as the Rokugo Manzan, many stone Buddhism statues scattered around the peninsula, as well as a number of ancient temples and shrines of Japan. A mixture of different elements from Shinto, Buddhism and mountain worship contribute to the culture of Rokugo Manzan and the creation of stone statues of Buddha around the peninsula. Most of the area of Kunisaki Peninsula is covered by farmlands and forests with important temples like Futagoji Temple and Fukiji Temple, giving the name referred by locals as the spiritual power spot of Japan. At the peak of Mount Futago, a pair of stone guardians, followed by a flight of stairs lead up to the Futagoji Temple, which is surrounded by a vast forest of green listed as one of Japans top spiritual forests dating back early as 1300 years ago. While nearby, the oldest wooden structure in Kyushi Island, which the main hall was designated as a National Treasure of Japan, Fukiji Temple sits among the Rokugo Manzan area. Travelers can definitely receive a deep religious journey experience of Japan when visiting the area of Kunisaki Peninsula.

Things To Do in Kunisaki Peninsula

photo of Kitsuki Samurai District

Kyushu | Oita | Kunisaki Peninsula

Kitsuki Samurai District

A unique and well preserved samurai district located in Oita Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Usa Shrine

Kyushu | Oita | Kunisaki Peninsula

Usa Shrine

The head shrine among 40,000 branches dedicated to the Shinto God Hachiman located in Oita Prefecture, Japan.

photo of Rokugo Manzan Temples

Kyushu | Oita | Kunisaki Peninsula

Rokugo Manzan Temples

The temples surrounding Mount Futago with a special religious culture located at the Kunisaki Peninsula in Oita Prefecture, Japan.