Hiroshimagokoku Shrine, Hiroshima

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Hiroshima Gokoku Jinja is a Japanese Shinto Shrine in Hiroshima, Japan.OverviewThe original shrine was founded in 1869, the first year of the Meiji period, in Futabanosato Hiroshima. The shrine was established to mourn the Hiroshima-Han victims of the Boshin War.In 1934, it was dismantled and moved to where Hiroshima Municipal Stadium now stands, and in 1939 its name was changed to the Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine.In 1945, it was destroyed by the atomic bombing, and was rebuilt within the confines of Hiroshima Castle in 1965 with the aid of donations from the citizens of Hiroshima.The Hiroshima Gokoku Shrine is one of the most popular places for celebrating Hatsumode and Shichi-Go-San in Hiroshima.
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  • Whats we visit on the way to explore Hiroshima Castle. Visited 1/15 just "and Festival" will be held for many pilgrims and tourists gathered.
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  • It was on the grounds of Hiroshima Castle. It was impressive during the amulet to buy saké Lees are served to us, Miko who said with a smile "well welcome to our town". To pray at the shrine of the Hiroshima atomic bomb was dropped, and rather than their natural world peace and want to pray.
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  • We're always going to. Also a lot of stalls lined up! New year's day eats always gave in to temptation and before the visit to burnt out (lol) hope writes nokyo-sho!
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  • I really apreciate this sanctuary recently rebuild. I felt that the atmosphere was really peaceful.
  • It's really cool!But i wish i was really in Japan right now...
  • Stumbled upon the shrine when we just followed people around the castle grounds thinking they were heading to the castle. It is quite a large shrine and it has a statue of the koi, which is interesting.
  • Great spot for a photo late in the afternoon as the sun sets.
  • Fairly neat but small shrine, little to explore though

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