All Japanese Shrines in Atsuta

Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.

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    Atsuta Shrine

    Atsuta Shrine (Atsuta Jingu) is thought to be the second most important shrine in Japan, second only to Ise Jingo (Ise Shrine). Atsuta Shrine is very popular, attracting over 9 million visitors annually. Atsuta Shrine was originally founded in 113AD, when the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, one of the Imperial symbols, was Read more [...]