Fujisanhongusengen Shrine

Fujisanhongusengen Shrine

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.

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Name Fujisanhongusengen Shrine
"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
Telephone 0544-27-2002

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Kojiki

Kojiki (古事記, "Records of Ancient Matters" or "An Account of Ancient Matters"), also known as Furukotofumi, is the oldest extant chronicle in Japan, dating from the early 8th century (711-712) and composed by O no Yasumaro at the request of Empress Genmei. The Kojiki is a collection of myths concerning the origin of the four home islands of Japan, and the Kami. Along with the Nihon Shoki, the myths contained in the Kojiki are part of the inspiration behind many practices. Later, the myths were re-appropriated for Shinto practices including the misogi purification ritual.

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