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Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, located in northwestern Kyoto, was built in 947 AD.
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Hanitsu Shrine (土津神社) is in Inawashiro-cho, Yama-gun, Fukushima Prefecture. It is dedicated to Masayuki Hoshina, the first lord of the Mutsu Aizu Domain. The Doitsu Shrine was built in 1675 on the grave site of Masayuki Hoshina, who was buried in Mineyama at the foot of Mount Bandai. The name...
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Kasuga-Taisha (春日大社, Kasuga Taisha Shrine, "Kasuga Grand Shrine") is a Shinto shrine in Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It is the shrine of the Fujiwara family, established in 768 CE and rebuilt several times over the centuries. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well as the...
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Matsusaka Shrine (松阪神) is located in Matsusaka City, Mie Prefecture, and over 1,000 years old.
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Founded in 1630, the Sugawara Shrine is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane. It was built on the site of a former battlefield, Ide no Sawa.
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A part hands-on, part analytical, part statistical exploration of the gods and shrines of Shinto, both major and minor.
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Yushima Tenman-gū (湯島天満宮) is a Shinto shrine located in the Bunkyō ward of Tokyo, Japan. Established in 458, it is now devoted to Tenjin, the kami of Learning. For this reason, it is also called Yushima Tenjin. It is located very close to Ueno Park, and n
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Teppozu Inari Shrine (鐵砲洲稲荷神社) is an Inari Shrine located in Minato, Chuo-ku, Tokyo. Constructed in the Heian period, it enshrines a local god of the Kyobashi area.
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Ōkunitama Shrine (大國魂神社, Ōkunitama Jinja) is a shrine located in Fuchū, Tokyo, Japan. Six shrines in Musashi province were consolidated and their gods enshrined there. Ōkunitama is now known as one of the five major shrines in Tokyo, the others being the
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Enoshima Shrine (江島神社) is a Shinto shrine in Enoshima, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to the worship of the kami Benten. Enoshima-jinja consists of three shrines, Hetsumiya, Nakatsumiya and Okutsumiya. According to legend, 12th-century
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Kotohira Shrine Gishikiden (琴平神社儀式殿) in Asao Ward, Kawasaki
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Togakushi Shrine (戸隠神社, Togakushi Jinja) is a Shinto shrine in Togakushi, Nagano, Nagano Prefecture. The shrine is at the base of Mount Togakushi (1,904 metres) in Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan National Park. Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines, known as t
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Udo-jingū (鵜戸神宮) is a Shinto shrine in Nichinan, Miyazaki prefecture, Japan, south of Aoshima. It is the mythical birthplace of Emperor Jimmu's father Ugayafukiaezu. According to shrine legends, it is the place where the sea goddess Toyotamahime, the moth
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Mount Yudono (湯殿山 Yudono-san) is one of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa (present-day Yamagata prefecture). Yudono-san Shrine (湯殿山神社), the holiest of the Dewa Sanzan shrines, is located on the mountain. Pilgrims and visitors hav
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Itsukushima Shrine (厳島神社, Itsukushima-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on the island of Itsukushima (popularly known as Miyajima), best known for its "floating" torii gate. It is in the city of Hatsukaichi in Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan. The shrine complex is
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Izumo-taisha (出雲大社, "Izumo Grand Shrine"), officially Izumo Ōyashiro, is one of the most ancient and important Shinto shrines in Japan. No record gives the date of establishment. Located in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture, it is home to two major festivals. It
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Ōmiwa Shrine (大神神社, Ōmiwa-jinja), also known as Miwa Shrine (三輪神社, Miwa-jinja, alternately written as Miwa-myōjin (三輪明神)), is a Shinto shrine located in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is noted because it contains no sacred images or objects b
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The Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮, Ise Jingū), located in Ise, Mie Prefecture of Japan, is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the sun goddess Amaterasu. Officially known simply as Jingū (神宮), Ise Jingū is a shrine complex composed of many Shinto shrines centred on two
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The Motoise Kono Shrine (元伊勢籠神社) in Amanohashidate. It is closely connected to Ise Shrine and constructed in the "yuitsu-jinmei-zukuri" style, which is the oldest architectural style in Japan.
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Sugimoto-dera (杉本寺), officially known as Taizō-zan Kannon-in Sugimoto-dera (大蔵山観音院杉本寺), is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai denomination in Kamakura. It was founded in 734, over four-hundred years before the Kamakura shogunate was established by Minamoto n
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