Takiharanomiya Shrine

Takiharanomiya Shrine

Takiharanomiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Takiharanomiya Shrine
"瀧原宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 872, Takihara, Taiki-cho, Watarai-gun, Mie, Japan
"三重県度会郡大紀町滝原872" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Omiya-Odai I.C. on the Kisei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0598-86-2018

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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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