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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Katori Shrine and other Katori attractions using our handy Katori vacation planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Even during the hottest days of the summer shrine in the hundreds-year-old trees, cool breezes will flow. Power is one of many attractions such as main gate, gate, shrine, and scent and purification are available at an additional cost. Piledriver scent still caught a lot of pennies would be seeking blessing power. Located immediately off East on road Sahara Internet, parking is also free, so small Edo Sawara travel go together is.
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  • August 13, 2017
    When from sansha Mairi nowadays pray first 7 o'clock in the morning. Almost no one. And shop in Omotesando, is famous for herbal balls. Seems to always have a red Torii gate is branching out and go around hand happens wind is felt. We welcome of?? And I freely. (Lol) the main and dignified black repair very recently, so it is very clean. Same as Kashima Jingu Shrine besides okumiya and keys. Also beside the okumiya rice shinonoi long Wei jiā direct (not emergency, choui! no note) death in 1387-5/26/1488. Origin of the Japan martial arts in Tenshin shoden Katori Shinto Ryu (Katori Shinto Ryu) of the founder of grave. It is one of my favorite shrines.
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  • August 2, 2017
    Law revision after shrine and named allowed out of it. Come members of the imperial family in the crest of the chrysanthemum and the monument is all over the place. The company was great.
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  • May 26, 2017
    It's a peaceful and beautiful temple!
  • February 26, 2016
    Beautiful well maintained shrine with large trees and beautiful ponds, well worth the time to go see if your in the area.
  • June 14, 2017
    Kanto power spot. Explore Keystone, okumiya. Let's take a rest in the classic souvenir shop behind the main if you are tired. Roof is on the lookout, the views can be enjoyed while drinking soda. But the trees are too thick, and is not (laughs)
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  • April 12, 2017
    Using the Seishun 18 ticket, heard from Katori station on foot. Hiking also goes good or I thought. Google navigation is required. On the second visit, remembered the atmosphere inside the shrine but invigorating. It is recommended that those places the road by bus on weekends.
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  • March 18, 2017
    Long look at the reviews of other people if you know the very prestigious (formerly info-Taisha Shrine) in. Ancient, when stretched inland area called Katori sea opening towards the East, opposite Kashima Jingu Shrine and had tatazta in a 1 vs. Suspect probably acted as a spiritual and military bases for the control of Yezo as the keystone of the international management of the Imperial Court. Design of vermilion is not astringent and is wonderful. Several places there is free ample parking, but still lot of worshippers crowded in the holidays so be careful.
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