Usa Shrine

Usa Shrine

Usa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Oita prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). 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 the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Usa Shrine
"宇佐神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2859, Minamiusa, Usa-shi, Oita, Japan
"大分県宇佐市南宇佐2859" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Usa I.C. on the Usa-Beppu Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0978-37-0001

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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