Shirayamahime Shrine

Shirayamahime Shrine

Shirayamahime Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ishikawa prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Kukurihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of Mt. Hakusan ). 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 Shirayamahime Shrine
"白山比咩神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address NI 105-1, Sannomiyamachi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
"石川県白山市三宮町ニ105-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Mikawa I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 076-272-0680

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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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