Hikosan Shrine

Hikosan Shrine

Hikosan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenooshihomimi no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture ). This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Hikosan Shrine
"英彦山神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Hikosan, Soeda-machi, Tagawa-gun, Fukuoka, Japan
"福岡県田川郡添田町英彦山1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Haki I.C. on the Oita Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0947-85-0001

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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