Imizu Shrine

Imizu Shrine

Imizu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ninigi no Mikoto ( the sun goddess Amaterasu's grandson who descended to earth ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Imizu Shrine
"越中総鎮守射水神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Kojo, Takaoka-shi, Toyama, Japan
"富山県高岡市古城1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Takaoka I.C. on the Noetsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0766-22-0808

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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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