Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine

Atsuta Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Atsuta no Ookami ( the god represented by the sacred sword Kusanagi no Tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the Imperial throne ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Atsuta Shrine
"熱田神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Jinguu, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県名古屋市熱田区神宮一丁目1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 3-minute walk from JR Atsuta Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 052-671-4151

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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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