Kokuou Shrine

Kokuou Shrine

Kokuou Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to TAIRA no Masakado ( a famous Samurai worriers who had conquered eight provinces in Kanto ).

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Name Kokuou Shrine
"國王神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 951, Iwai, Bando-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県坂東市岩井951" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Bando I.C. on the Ken-O Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0297-35-2395

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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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