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Inaba Shrine, Gifu

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Inaba Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at the base of Mount Kinka in Gifu, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Originally, its name was written 稲葉神社, which is pronounced the same way. It is the main shrine that is celebrated by the city of Gifu in its annual Gifu Festival on the first Saturday of each April. Because of its size, it is a popular spot for hatsumōde and Shichi-Go-San.Enshrined godThe god Inishiki-Irihiko-no-mikoto is enshrined and worshipped at Inaba Shrine. He is the husband of the goddess Nunoshihime-no-mikoto enshrined at Kogane Shrine and the father of the god Ichihaya-no-mikoto enshrined at Kashimori Shrine. Because of the connection between the three gods, these three shrines have a very close relationship.HistoryFirst built in the year 85, Inaba Shrine has a history of over 1900 years. Though it was originally located on Maruyama, to the north of Mount Kinka, it was moved to its present location by Saitō Dōsan in 1539.Festivals Setsubun Festival (February 3): Special prayer ceremonies are held at 9:20am and over 100 torches are lit at 6:00pm. Gifu Festival (April 5): Held in conjunction with Kashimori and Kogane shrines. (Nearby Honjō Shrine holds their rites on the same day.)
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  • This year my son and I braved the cold and sleepiness to countdown to 2017 at this Shrine,incidentally just minutes from our apartment !(I know it's not a word!) Very" japaneseque" I'm not the religio...  more »
  • This is a spot to represent Gifu Prefecture. Little hits from a small car park is free of charge. It is famous as a spot to represent. From Gifu station away from the car.
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  • I heard on the evening of 1/4. 17 hours and was slow, so few people, now in the family has. Have stalls, was just starting clean. Parking is not available many people this time of year.
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  • 緩やかな時間が流れる場所。
  • Hopefully you know is good. The heart settles down. Not anymore, but the local children had played better. But we also play tricks. Wedding ceremony was staying at Inaba shrine.
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  • * Night by good luck was in the rain went to the shrine. Omotesando is on a slope. There is a sacred place, felt that clear the air somewhere.
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  • Kabukichō praying kids, take care now. New year are crowded at the fair.
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  • Your company worthy and grandeur, is a very good place. Gifu No.1 is not showy at all.
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