Hotaka Shrine

Hotaka Shrine

Hotaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Hotakami no Kami ( three gods of Mt. Hotaka ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Hotaka Shrine
"穂高神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 6079, Hotaka, Azumino-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県安曇野市穂高6079" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Azumino I.C. on the Nagano Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0263-82-2003

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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