Akutsuhachiman Shrine

Akutsuhachiman Shrine

Akutsuhachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Akutsuhachiman Shrine
"安久津八幡神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2043-2, Akutsu, Takahata-machi, Higashiokitama-gun, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県東置賜郡高畠町安久津2043-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Yamagata-Kaminoyama I.C. on the Tohoku-Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0238-52-5990

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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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