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|
In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).
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