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Isonokami Jingu Shrine

石上神宮

Isonokami Jingu Shrine

石上神宮

On Japan’s oldest road, the Yamanobe-no-Michi, stands one of the nation’s oldest Shinto shrines, said to have been founded in AD4 (but probably built about 300 years later).

The main hall is lacquered red, hung with lanterns and surrounded by towering cedar trees. There are roosters wandering freely around the grounds, and popular with visitors.

The shrine is dedicated to Futsu-no-Mitama, a god said to dwell in a legendary sword given to Japan’s first Emperor, Jinmu. The Mononobe clan used the shrine as an armoury and there are many ancient weapons here.

Last update: 2016-11-14

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

384 Furucho, Tenri

天理市布留町384

Access

From JR Tenri Station:
- 30 minutes on foot from the station.
From JR Tenri Station:
- Take a bus bound for Chisahara and alight at the Isonokami Jingu-mae stop.

Name/address in local language

  • 石上神宮 Isonokami Jingu Shrine
  • address 天理市布留町384 384 Furucho, Tenri
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

8:30 - 21:00

Admission

Free

Contact Details
Tel

0743-62-0900

Fax

0743-63-3124

Website

http://www.isonokami.jp/english.html

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