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Yūtoku Inari Shrine, Kashima

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Yūtoku Inari Shrine is a shrine located in Kashima City, Saga Prefecture. It is one of the most famous Inari shrines in Japan.HistoryDedicated to Inari, the wild fox kami, it is the third largest of its kind in Japan. It was constructed in 1688 as the family shrine of the Nabeshima clan who ruled what would become the Saga area (called Hizen at that time) during the Edo period. It was built to the Inari kami of the harvest by a princess from Kyoto named Manko Hime (萬子媛) who married Nabeshima Naotomo. The Nabeshima clan was entrusted with protecting Edo’s interests in Kyūshū, in particular the city of Nagasaki, which was one of the few ports open to foreign contact during Japan’s period of isolation.The shrine is also popular for new year celebrations and is very crowded during the first two weeks of January.
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  • We pray on a three night four day Kyushu trip from Shin-Moji by driving around the Unzen Onsen. I stopped by, but don't know well where's the three greatest Inari shrines. Go through the inner sanctuary until all the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, this is cut in a matter of hours. As in the gate is Arita. So, Saga Prefecture.
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  • Line and Toyokawa Inari Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine here is, like with typical Inari in Japan where the prayers of the good citizens of the local hotels. Give your Fox-like before but now I don't know chickens was behind the environment.
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  • It is a splendid building. Leads to the inner sanctuary good Walker boasts can seem. Nice, the city might have. Congestion of the shrine would like to know.
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  • Do not miss the place if you are in kyushu
  • One of my all time favourite shrines in Japan! Absolutely breathtaking!
  • Three greatest Inari shrines in Japan. Combined with the cherry blossoms were exquisite. Zhu strongly all seasons would shine. Even the big Street natural and good. Can Teng worship in the light feeling, too is unlikely.
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  • One of the three greatest Inari shrines in Japan. A red-painted building is stunning. Approach to the inner sanctuary is fine.
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  • This is the first time felt that this beautiful shrine.
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