Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine

Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine

Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Toyoki Irihiko No Mikoto ( Emperor Sujin's son who ruled the eastern part of Japan in ancient times ). 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.

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Name Utsunomiyafutaarayama Shrine
"宇都宮二荒山神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1-1, Babadori, Utsunomiya-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県宇都宮市馬場通り1-1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kanuma I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 028-622-5271

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Ichinomiya

Ichinomiya (一宮, also 一の宮 or 一之宮, first shrine) is a historical term referring to the Japanese Shinto shrines with the highest shrine rank in a province or prefecture.
Most of the old provinces of Japan had one or more ichinomiya, which gave rise to place names, such as the city of Ichinomiya, Aichi. Shrines of the lower rank are called ninomiya (二宮, second), sannomiya (三宮, third), shinomiya (四宮, fourth), and so forth.

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