Ooasahiko Shrine

Ooasahiko Shrine

Ooasahiko Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tokushima prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ooasahiko Ookami ( the guardian god of Awa Province ). 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.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Ooasahiko Shrine
"大麻比古神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 13 Bando, Oasachobando, Naruto-shi, Tokushima, Japan
"徳島県鳴門市大麻町板東字広塚13" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Naruto I.C. on the Kobe-Awaji-Naruto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 088-689-1212

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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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