Suwa Grand Shrine Maemiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Maemiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Maemiya 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.

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Name Suwa Grand Shrine Maemiya
"諏訪大社上社前宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2030, Miyagawa, Chino-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県茅野市宮川2030" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0266-72-1606

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Nihon Shoki

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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