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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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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