Atsuta Jingu Shrine

The history of Atsuta Shrine stretches back more than 1,900 years. Familiarly known to the locals as “Atsuta-san,” it has been an honored shrine since ancient times. The Sun Goddess Amaterasu-Omikami is enshrined here, symbolized by the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-Mitsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures of Japan. The shrine’s precincts cover 190,000 square meters, and walking through the grounds, you can feel the traces of its long history as if through your skin. Although the shrine is located in the major city of Nagoya, an air of silence pervades the grounds, and throngs of visitors come from throughout Japan and around the world to experience this mystical spot enveloped in the energy of nature.


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