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Katori Shrine, Katori

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Enjoy the elegant vermillion, golden, and black color scheme of Katori Shrine, the most prominent of several hundred Shinto Katori shrines in an imposing early 1700s building set in a large forest. Dedicated to a warrior god, the shrine enjoyed great popularity among the samurai. It also gives its name to one of the three major sword-fighting styles in Japan, and was revered by the Imperial Court as a guardian shrine of the nation. Many impressively old, large trees around the shrine remain preserved due to a taboo. Colorful seasonal processions take place at the shrine, while plenty of good restaurants around the temple offer "unagi," a freshwater eel specialty. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Katori holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Katori Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • In the leisurely time in ancient history from the shrine, surrounded by many trees can worship in peace and quiet. Except for some must see the maps for different okumiya shrine, as it will be faster to travel can be. Also, if you keep your homework so you can stop the car away from the shopping street, there are several parking hiremasenn. Apotropaic except dango is especially recommended for grass dumpling. Guests can enjoy a classy taste fragrant grass dumpling involving bean jam of the moderate sweetness, not too sweet. Sweet and spicy set than grass ball set is recommended. Was Sahara tourism as well as you might want.
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  • In front of the Torii gate Katori shrine"strong characters that seems written by Togo Heihachiro. It was a solemn atmosphere.
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  • It was my 1st visit and best ever experience to see the annual event "Tauesai" with Saotome girls. the event I saw was annual event schefuled on every 1st saturday and sunday.  more »
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