Kanasana Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).
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"金鑚神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||751 Ninomiya. Kamikawa-machi, Kodama-gun, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県児玉郡神川町字二ノ宮７５１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||20-minute drive from the Honjyo-Kodama I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
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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