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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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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