Kouzaki Shrine

Kouzaki Shrine

Kouzaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenotorifune no Mikoto ( the god of voyage ).

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Name Kouzaki Shrine
"神崎神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1944, Kouzakihonsyuku, Kouzaki-machi, Katori-gun, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県香取郡神崎町神崎本宿1944" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kozaki I.C. on the Ken-O Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0478-72-3161

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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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