Katori Shrine

Katori Shrine

Katori Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Futsunushi no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). 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 Katori Shrine
"香取神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1697, Katori, Katori-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県香取市香取1697" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Sawara-Katori I.C. on the Higashi-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0478-57-3211

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Torii

A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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