Takachiho Shrine

Takachiho Shrine

Takachiho Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ninigi no Mikoto ( the sun goddess Amaterasu's grandson who descended to earth ).

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Name Takachiho Shrine
"高千穂神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1037, Mitai, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki, Japan
"宮崎県西臼杵郡高千穂町三田井1037" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 180-minute drive from the Mashiki-Kumamoto I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0982-72-2413

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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