Takeda Shrine

Takeda Shrine

Takeda Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamanashi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to TAKEDA Shingen ( one of the most famous Samurai worriers in the Japanese Warring States Period, called ”Tiger of Kai Province” ).

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Name Takeda Shrine
"武田神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2611, Kofuchumachi, Koufu-shi, Yamanashi, Japan
"山梨県甲府市古府中町2611" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Kofu-Showa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 055-252-2609

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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