Ikushimatarushima Shrine

Ikushimatarushima Shrine

Ikushimatarushima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ikushima Ohkami ( the great god of land ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Ikushimatarushima Shrine
"生島足島神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 701, Shimonogo, Ueda-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県上田市下之郷中池西701" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Ueda-Sugadaira I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0268-38-2755

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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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