Umi Hachiman-gū

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Umi Hachimangū
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Torii at Umi Hachimangū
Affiliation Shinto
Deity Emperor Ōjin
Empress Jingū
Sumiyoshi sanjin
Location1-1-1, Umi, Umi
Kasuya District
Fukuoka 811-2101
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Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates 33°34′13″N130°30′32″E / 33.57028°N 130.50889°E / 33.57028; 130.50889 Coordinates: 33°34′13″N130°30′32″E / 33.57028°N 130.50889°E / 33.57028; 130.50889
Date establishedUnknown
Icon of Shinto.svg Glossary of Shinto

Umi Hachimangū (宇美八幡宮) is a Shinto shrine located in Umi, Fukuoka prefecture, Japan. It is dedicated to Emperor Ōjin, Empress Jingū, Tamayori-bime, Sumiyoshi sanjin and Izanagi.



The shrine is venerated as the legendary place where Empress Jingū safely gave birth to the future Emperor Ōjin, and is still patroned by those praying for safe childbirth and smooth child rearing.

Natural Treasures

The cluster of giant camphor trees called Kada’s Forest [1] (including the two old camphors that have been deemed Natural Treasures, "Yufuta’s Forest" and "Kinukake’s Forest").

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  1. "Umi Shrine". Fukuoka Prefecture . Retrieved 19 September 2011.