Suwa Grand Shrine Akimiya is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Takeminakata no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). 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.This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Onbashira Matsuri.
More Details (Japanese Site)
|Name||Suwa Grand Shrine Akimiya
"諏訪大社下社秋宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||5828, Shimosuwa-machi, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan
"長野県諏訪郡下諏訪町５８２８" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||25-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.
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