Hie Shrine

Hie Shrine

Hie Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ooyamakui no Mikoto ( the god of mountain and agriculture ).

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Name Hie Shrine
"日枝神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-10-5, Nagatacho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都千代田区永田町2丁目10番5号" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kasumigaseki I.C. on the Shuto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3581-2471

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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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