Iozan Shrine

Iozan Shrine

Iozan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hokkaido prefecture in Hokkaido district. The shrine is dedicated to TAKEDA Nobuhiro ( a famous Samurai worrier, and ancestor of the Matsumae clan ).

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Name Iozan Shrine
"夷王山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address Katsuyama, Kaminokuni-cho, Hiyama-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
"北海道檜山郡上ノ国町勝山" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10 minutes by taxi from JR Kaminokuni Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
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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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