Hananoiwaya Shrine

Hananoiwaya Shrine

Hananoiwaya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Hananoiwaya Shrine
"花の窟神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 130 Arimacho, Kumano-shi, Mie, Japan
"三重県熊野市有馬町上地130" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Owase-Kita I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
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Amaterasu

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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