Tsubaki Shrine

Tsubaki Shrine

Tsubaki Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Mie prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko no Mikoto ( the god of traffic safety ). 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 beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Tsubaki Shrine
"椿大神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1871, Yamamotocho, Suzuka-shi, Mie , Japan
"三重県鈴鹿市山本町1871" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Suzuka I.C. on the Higashi-Meihan Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 059-371-1515

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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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