Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ujinowakiiratsuko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Ojin ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Sakitori Shrine
"前鳥神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-14-26, Shinomiya, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県平塚市四之宮4-14-26" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Atsugi I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0463-55-1195

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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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