Kasugayama Shrine

Kasugayama Shrine

Kasugayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to UESUGI Kenshin ( one of the most famous Samurai worriers in the Japanese Warring States Period, called ”Dragon of Echigo Province” ).

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Name Kasugayama Shrine
"春日山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1743, Daizu, Joetsu-shi, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県上越市大豆1743" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Jyoetsu I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 025-525-4614

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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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