Namura Shrine

Namura Shrine

Namura Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Namurahiko no Kami ( the guardian deity of Namura ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Namura Shrine
"苗村神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 467, Ayado, Ryuoh-cho, Gamo-gun, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県蒲生郡竜王町綾戸467" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Ryuo I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0748-57-0160

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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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