Izusan Shrine

Izusan Shrine

Izusan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenooshihomimi no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture ).

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Name Izusan Shrine
"伊豆山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 708-1, Izusan, Atami-shi, Shizuoka, Japan
"静岡県熱海市伊豆山708-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 60-minute drive from the Numazu I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0557-80-3164

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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