Togakushi Shrine

Togakushi Shrine

Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Omoikane no Mikoto ( the god of wisdom ).

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Name Togakushi Shrine
"戸隠神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 3506, Togakushi, Nagano-shi, Nagano, Japan
"長野県長野市戸隠3506" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Nagano I.C. on the Jyoshin-etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 026-254-2001


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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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