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” ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
|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|
Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神／天照大御神／天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.
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