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Atsuta Jingu
熱田神宮

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Ranked No. 3 in Nagoya Can't Miss Attractions
Temple
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Open Open 24 hours
Recommended sightseeing time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1 Chome-1-1 Shrine, Atsuta Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture
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Phone: +81-52-6714151 +81-52-6710852

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Atsuta Jingu shrine is one of the oldest and highest shrines in Japan. Kusatake sword, one of the three major sacred treasures of Japan, is a sacred treasure in the people's Republic of Japan. The main hall of atsuta Jingu shrine is dedicated to the five gods of Takesono, Miyazaki, Amaterasu omikami, Suki Naruto, and Inazusa no Mikoto. Various forms of respect for atsuta Jingu shrine have been paid attention to in Japan. The "Nobunaga screen" in the shrine is one of the walls presented by Oda Nobunaga. ​

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Atsuta Jingu is one of the oldest shrines in Japan, best known for its sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi (replica), a symbol of Imperial power. It is ranked second only to the Grand Shrine of Ise and is one of Japan's three great shrines. The main hall of Atsuta Jingu enshrines the "Five Great Gods of Atsuta", including Yamatotakeru-no-Mikoto, Miyasuhime-no-Mikoto, Amaterasu-Oomikami, Susanoo-no-Mikoto, and Takeinadane-no-Mikoto, all of whom have been highly regarded throughout Japanese history and are worshipped by the people. Generations of Japanese rulers have used various forms to express their respect for the shrine, with Toyotomi Hideoyoshi and Tokgawa Ieyasu both having supported extensive repair work on the shrine. In recent years, the Emperor and Empress of Japan have also visited the site.
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