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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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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