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Shrine

Shinto shrine is a religious facility of Shinto, an ancient Japanese religion.
There are more than 81,000 shrines throughout Japan.
There are various gods such as gods appearing in Japanese mythology, royalty, great people and meritorious persons of the nation.
There is a forest called Chinju-no-mori around the shrine, and there is a rope-wrapped Sacred tree called Shime-nawa.
Keidai is a god precincts, and a torii is built at the entrance.
In god precincts, there is Chozu-ya (hand water house) to wash away the sin and uncleanness of the body and mind with water before worship.

 

In the Kanto region, Meiji Jingu Shrine (Tokyo), Tsurugaoka Hachiman-gu Shrine (Kanagawa Prefecture), Nikko Toshogu Shrine (Tochigi Prefecture), etc. are popular.
In the Kansai region, Heian Jingu Shrine (Kyoto Prefecture), Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine (Kyoto Prefecture), Shimogamo Jinja Shrine (Kyoto Prefecture), etc. are popular.
In a small country forest or in a mountain, you can find "a shrine in a mysterious place".

Wonderful Shrine

Meiji-Jingu Shrine (Tokyo)

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Tsurugaoka-Hachiman-gu Shrine (Kanagawa Prefecture)

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Heian-Jingu Shrine (Kyoto Prefecture)

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Fushimi-Inari-taisha Shrine (Kyoto Prefecture)

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Shimogamo-Jinja Shrine (Kyoto Prefecture)

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