Osakihachiman Shrine

Osakihachiman Shrine

Osakihachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Osakihachiman Shrine
"大崎八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-6-1, Hachiman, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県仙台市青葉区八幡4-6-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the sendai-miyagi I.C. on the tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 022-234-3606

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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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