Masumida Shrine

Masumida Shrine

Masumida Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenohoakari no Mikoto ( the Sun God ). 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.

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Name Masumida Shrine
"真清田神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-2-1, Masumida, Ichinomiya-shi, Aichi , Japan
"愛知県一宮市真清田1-2-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ichinomiya-Nishi I.C. on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0586-73-5196

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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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