Oyama Shrine

Oyama Shrine

Oyama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Tajikarao no Mikoto ( a god of strength ). 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.

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Name Oyama Shrine
"雄山神社前立社壇" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Iwakuraji, Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama, Japan
"富山県中新川郡立山町岩峅寺1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Tateyama I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 076-483-1148

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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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