The main hall was rebuilt in 1778 and designated as a national important cultural property in 2004. This is the main hall that represents Kyushu. The iron-built komainu (guardian dogs) guarding the shrine are said to have been dedicated by Minamoto no Yoritomo in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), and were designated as national important cultural assets in 1971.
It is said that if a friend, a lover, and a husband and wife go around a huge tree with two cedar trunks, called “Husband and wife cedar,” holding hands and going around it three times, three wishes will come true: prosperity of offspring, safety of the family, and marriage.
1037 Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun