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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Ichinomiya

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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