Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine

Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine

Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).

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Name Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine
"天岩戸神社西本宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1073-1, Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki, Japan
"宮崎県西臼杵郡高千穂町岩戸1073-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 180-minute drive from the Mashiki-Kumamoto I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0982-74-8239

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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