Shirakawahachiman Shrine

Shirakawahachiman Shrine

Shirakawahachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gifu prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.

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Name Shirakawahachiman Shrine
"白川八幡神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 559, Ogimachi, Shirakawa-mura, Ono-gun, Gifu, Japan
"岐阜県大野郡白川村荻町559" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Shirakawago I.C. on the Tokai-Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 05769-6-1624

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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