Ubagami Shrine

Ubagami Shrine

Ubagami Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hokkaido prefecture in Hokkaido district. The shrine is dedicated to Sumiyoshi Sanjin ( the three Shinto gods Sokotsutsu no O no Mikoto, Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, and Uwatsutsu no O no Mikoto ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival.

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Name Ubagami Shrine
"姥神大神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 99 Ubagamicho, Esashi-cho, Hiyama-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
"北海道桧山郡江差町姥神町99" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute walk from Esashi Station on the JR Esashi Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0139-52-1900

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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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