Atsuta Shrine

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Atsuta Shrine is one of the great three Shrines, they are Ise, Meiji and Atuta. Atsuta Jingu is a Shinto shrine traditionally believed to have been established during the reign of Emperor Keikō (71-130) located in Atsuta-ku, Nagoya. The shrine is familiarly known as Atsuta-San (Venerable Atsuta). Since ancient times, it has been especially revered, ranking with the Great Shrine of Ise. The 200,000 m² shrine complex draws over 9 million visitors annually.

According to traditional sources, Yamato Takeru died in the 43rd year of Emperor Keiko's reign. The possessions of the dead prince were gathered together along with the sword Kusanagi; and his widow venerated his memory in a shrine at her home. Sometime later, these relics and the sacred sword were moved to the current location of the Atsuta Shrine.

One of the greatest hero in the Warring States period of Japanese history, Nobunaga ODA was born near Nagoya, and before going to the famous battle of Okehazama in 1560 against Yoshimoto IMAGAWA, he went to Atsuta Shrine to pray the victory. He won the battle and thanked to Atsuta Shrine and he donated Wall to the Shrine. The Nobunaga-bei (wall) is still existing and we can see even now.

I am looking forward to seeing you in my favorite place in Nagoya.

Purposehealth,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,autumn foliage
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You can reach this shrine from the center of Nagoya just in 15 minutes! If you want to feel the ancient atmosphere of Japan, you don't have to stand a long long trip in order to experience that, just visit Atsuta Shirine( Atsuta Jin...

You can reach this shrine from the center of Nagoya just in 15 minutes! If you want to feel the ancient atmosphere of Japan, you don't have to stand a long long trip in order to experience that, just visit Atsuta Shirine( Atsuta Jingu), it's accessible and satisfactory!

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This shrine is the second greatest shrine in Japan, we can see Shinto architects and rituals in the serene atmosphere.Near this shrine, there is a famous grill eel restaurant, Atsuta-ken it is one of Nagoya local specialty and believed t...

This shrine is the second greatest shrine in Japan, we can see Shinto architects and rituals in the serene atmosphere.Near this shrine, there is a famous grill eel restaurant, Atsuta-ken it is one of Nagoya local specialty and believed to enegize you.

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