Yakushijihachimangu Shrine

Yakushijihachimangu Shrine

Yakushijihachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Tochigi prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Yakushijihachimangu Shrine
"薬師寺八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1509, Yakushiji, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県下野市薬師寺1509" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Utsunomiya-Kaminokawa I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0285-48-0139

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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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