Fujisanhongusengen Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shizuoka prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Konohana Sakuya Hime ( the goddess of?cherry blossoms ). 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.It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.
More Details (Japanese Site)
"富士山本宮浅間大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-1, Miyacho, Fujinomiya-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
"静岡県富士宮市宮町１－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Fuji I.C. on the Tomei 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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