Enshrines: Hachiman Okami (Emperor Onin), Himeno Okami(Munakata 3 godess), and Empress Jingu.
Established in: 725
Usa Jingu is the top of all Hachiman Shrines. There are about 40,600 Hachiman shrines in Japan.
In 571 in the period of Emperor Kinmei, Emperor Onin visited Usa. Emeperor Onin broght the technology and calture of China and helped development of this land.
In 725, people built shrine to enshrines Emperor Onin at this place.
Land of Usa has been very important location besides Izumo and Kinai. Hime Okami were also highly respected before Emperor Onin visited here. People built 2nd shrine here in 731 to enshrine Hime Okami.
In 823, people built the 3rd shrine to enshrine the mother of Emeperor Onin, Empress Jingu.
Usa Jingu is highly respected by the imperial family for long years as the next to Ise Jingu.
2 bows, 4 claps, 1 bow.
The main Shrine
The main shrine of Usa Jingu is located on the top of hill. It was constructed in 1860 and registered as the national treasure. It takes Hachiman Style Building. Hachiman Style has two A shape roofs together.
Miyanoke, lower shrine
It is registered as the national important caltural asset.
Saidaimon, West Gate
It was constructed in late 16th century.
Official web site: http://www.usajinguu.com/index.html