Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine

Meiji Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokyo metropolis in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Meiji ( the 19th-century emperor who encouraged the modernization of Japan ).

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Name Meiji Shrine
"明治神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Yoyogikamizonocho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, Japan
"東京都渋谷区代々木神園町1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 1-minute walk from JR Harajuku Station.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 03-3379-5511

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Sanshu no Jingi

The Imperial Regalia of Japan (三種の神器 Sanshu no Jingi/Mikusa no Kandakara), also known as the Three Sacred Treasures of Japan, consist of the sword Kusanagi (草薙劍 Kusanagi no Tsurugi), the mirror Yata no Kagami (八咫鏡), and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama (八尺瓊勾玉). The regalia represent the three primary virtues: valor (the sword), wisdom (the mirror), and benevolence (the jewel).
Due to the legendary status of these items, their locations are not confirmed, but it is commonly thought that the sword is located at the Atsuta Shrine in Nagoya, the jewel is located at the Three Palace Sanctuaries in Kokyo (the Imperial Palace in Tokyo), and the mirror is located at the Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture.

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