Yashima Shrine

Yashima Shrine

Yashima Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to TOKUGAWA Ieyasu ( the founder and first shogun of the Tokugawa shogunate ).

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Name Yashima Shrine
"屋島神社(讃岐東照宮)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 140, Yashimanakamachi, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa , Japan
" 香川県高松市屋島中町140" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Takamatsu-Chuo I.C. on the Takamatsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 087-841-9475

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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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