Amatsu Shrine

Amatsu Shrine

Amatsu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Hikohohodemi no Mikoto ( the god of mountain ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Amatsu Shrine
"天津神社・奴奈川神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-3-34, Ichinomiya, Itoigawa-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県糸魚川市一の宮1丁目3番34号" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Itoigawa I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0255-52-0036

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Goshintai

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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