Kinkengu Shrine

Kinkengu Shrine

Kinkengu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ishikawa prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ninigi no Mikoto ( the sun goddess Amaterasu's grandson who descended to earth ).

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Name Kinkengu Shrine
"金劔宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 28 Hizumecho-mi,Tsurugi,Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
"石川県白山市鶴来日詰町巳28" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Mikawa I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 076-272-0131

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Amaterasu

Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神/天照大御神/天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.

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