Matsumae Shrine

Matsumae Shrine

Matsumae Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hokkaido prefecture in Hokkaido district. The shrine is dedicated to TAKEDA Nobuhiro ( a famous Samurai worrier, and ancestor of the Matsumae clan ).

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Name Matsumae Shrine
"松前神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 145, Matsushiro, Matsumae-cho, Matsumae-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
"北海道松前郡松前町字松城145" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 120-minute drive from the Onuma-Koen I.C. on the Hokkaido Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 01394-2-2032

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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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