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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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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