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Kasamainari Shrine, Kasama

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Kasama Inari Shrine or `Kasama Jinja` is one of the three largest Inari Okami shrines in Japan, having been awarded the ancient court rank of Senior First Grade. According to legends associated with the shrine, it was founded in 651 during the reign of Emperor Kotoku, indicating a history extending over some thirteen centuries.During the Tokugawa or Edo Period, Kasama Inari Shrine received the devoted patronage of the feudal lord of the Kasama Domain, and spread its influence not only through the Kanto region but throughout all of Japan. At present, the shrine is visited by more than 3.5 million pilgrims each year.The shrine is dedicated to Ukanomitama no kami - a spirit with jurisdiction over the five grains and foodstuffs, the life-root kami having mastery over the sources of life itself. According to the oldest collection of Japanese mythology, the Kojiki ("Records of Ancient Matters"), Ukanomitama no kami was the child of Susano no okami and Kamuoichihime no kami. The "Uka" in the name means foodstuffs, indicating the "mysterious spirit dwelling in the grain."
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  • 20 minutes on foot from JR Mito line Kasama train station. Walking trail station ticket gate exit, straight stretches of road and will appear on the right side. Approach comes out and turn the stone corner on the right side. Through the large gate and passed through the gate the sanctuary is located. Without such as Fushimi Inari Torii tunnel, is a bright and peaceful atmosphere. You can see the old main building and go towards the Museum next to the shrine from carved stiff. Temple was decorated also many entertainers EMA. I think it is hard to walk there because there is a taxi station, were used. Bus service too. Tourist information Office is located in the station, the bike had a few. Also runs on a bicycle road flat, so might be better.
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  • You can buy souvenirs at the old-fashioned shop around. Also on the street in front of many stores. Went inside the Soba buckwheat Inari. It is delicious. Well established liquor store, and may enjoy a rural spot
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  • I can't forget this place.. I wished to be here once again.
  • Recommend ¥ 300 parking lots located near the shrine who want. There you do not dare stop at an additional cost and tasty Inari shop but didn't. Good ^ _ ^ great chop suey, Nozawa vegetables, Inari and steamed bread. I go to buy.
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  • This is one of the three greatest Inari shrines in Japan. In the large precinct, Garden was established. Chrysanthemum Festival is held in the fall. A variety of the Nakamise and concealed store. After a visit to want to noodle shop.
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  • One of the oldest among the three greatest Inari shrines in Japan in that the shrine was built. Behind the precinct there are Fox statue of the God.
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  • Mum not seen authentic Chrysanthemum drama just in the City Festival is like, every year I go to ❗ fee (800 💴) worth 10 minutes available is 🎵 very rare Chrysanthemum overseas to come and enjoy them want to heart everytime saga motifs you like so beautiful history of Japan also learn an awful heart from Akihabara Ibaraki transport bus round-trip ticket bought Chrysanthemum Festival admission fee Having something to eat lunch, and plenty of playing one day 5000 Yen little exact ❗ early autumn but-incidentally the Kasama delicious pork tonkatsu to vegetables are very tasty 🎶
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