Ikisu Shrine

Ikisu Shrine

Ikisu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenotorifune no Mikoto ( the god of voyage ).

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Name Ikisu Shrine
"息栖神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2882, Ikisu, Kamisu-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県神栖市息栖2882" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Itako I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0299‐92‐2300

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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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