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Atsuta Jingu
Nagoya Top 3 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
497 Reviews
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
Phone: +81-52-6714151 +81-52-6710852

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Atsuta Shrine, located in Nagoya City, is one of the three oldest and highest-ranking shrines in Japan, the royal territory. According to legend, it was built in the 3rd century by the concubine Yanyuan, who was built by Japanese Wuzun, to enshrine the grass pheasant sword used by the Japanese. Regarding the grass pheasant sword, there are many records in Japanese history books and myths, and it is a god in the hearts of Japanese people. The main hall of Atsuta Shrine enshrines Wuzun, Gong Yuyuan, and the five gods of Amaterasu, Suzhan Mingzun, and Kandaomei. They have been highly valued in the history of Japan and have extremely high majesty. The incumbents of the past have expressed their respect for Atsuta Shrine in various forms. Take the Metro Meijo Line, exit A at Denmacho Station, and walk for ten minutes with Baidu Maps, and you will arrive at the east gate of Atsuta Shrine. Entry is free to the shrine. No one can enter the gate of the main palace. . (Probably because of the royal territory). As a result, there is nothing to be seen in the rankings and feasts of royal worship. Walk along the "path of the heart" outside the high walls of the main palace, and walk quietly and reverently to feel the ancient and majesty of the shrine.

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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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