Kibitsu Shrine

Kibitsu Shrine

Kibitsu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Okayama prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Kibitsuhiko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Korei, one of the four General Commanders ). 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.This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Kibitsu Shrine
"吉備津神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 931, Kibitsu, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
"岡山県岡山市北区吉備津931" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kibi Smart I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 086-287-4111

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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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