Izanagi Shrine

Izanagi Shrine

Izanagi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hyogo prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ). 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 Izanagi Shrine
"伊弉諾神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 740, Taga, Awaji-shi, Hyogo, Japan
"兵庫県淡路市多賀740" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Tsuna-Ichinomiya I.C. on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0799-80-5001

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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