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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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  • During the week it was crowded with people a lot. It was hard but even come coach parking spaces in the Park. And blooming plum blossoms, spring is near me is a feeling.
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  • Previously visited during the cherry people less staff is truly the beginning of the new year are crowded with people who worked together to explore the Sahara tourist buses and private cars. Gate, main gate and slowly up the uphill there dressed in vivid vermilion into vivid pattern of black in the back and the main hall contains the eye. Excited for guestrooms and cosy. Quieter times and slowly came to like.
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  • Is a Shinto shrine is a beautiful shrine. Slowly walk the precincts and it seems as well as power. Many people come, come alone, healed good shrine.
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  • Beautiful well maintained shrine with large trees and beautiful ponds, well worth the time to go see if your in the area.
  • After Kashima Jingu Shrine to the car was about 30 minutes, so we had to worship together. Think Kashima Jingu Shrine and unlike many stairs and slopes, wheelchairs and have struggled, but Sando is a great place to comfortably visit the sacred. I think if the Japanese Tsu undergone major respect became interested in making "Shirasu" country with takeru takemikazuchi, enshrines the most important place, because if I visit once.
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  • I think just go Katori Jingu in Chiba power spot, is worshipped. I think at the fall foliage season. It is a personal answer.
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  • 名乗reta was originally the shrine of Ise Jingu Shrine Kashima Jingu Shrine, Katori Jingu Sannomiya only. After that, especially after World War II regulations and is claiming shrine, the shrine is a shrine for many, but had hidden important information said.
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  • In a very refreshing whats we visited in late August. Many people interviewed in the morning because the still blue Maple is very beautiful.
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