Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya 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 the?Manji?no Sekibutsu (Manji?Stone?Buddha)?.

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Name Suwa Grand Shrine Harumiya
"諏訪大社下社春宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 193, Shimosuwa-machi, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan
"長野県諏訪郡下諏訪町193" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0266-27-8316

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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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