Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine

Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine

Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamanashi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Konohana Sakuya Hime ( the goddess of?cherry blossoms ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Kitaguchihongufujisengen Shrine
"北口本宮冨士浅間神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5558, Kamiyoshida, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi, Japan
"山梨県富士吉田市上吉田5558番地" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute walk from Fujisan Station on the Fujikyu Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0555-22-0221


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Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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