Ohirasan Shrine

Ohirasan Shrine

Ohirasan Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).

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Name Ohirasan Shrine
"太平山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 659, Hiraicho, Tochigi-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県栃木市平井町659" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Tochigi I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0282-22-0227

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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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