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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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  • The Katori shrine, or Katori Jingu as it is known is an ancient shrine of the Shinto order said to have been started over two and a half thousand years ago. The Honten and other structures have been r...  more »
  • Some cheeky pictures from Kashima Grand Shrine. When we went martial artists were gathered to train for an embukai and so our main part of call was the Butokuden, a large dōjo at the shrine. Although ...  more »
  • The path to main shrine is filled with maple trees. I think it would be nicer when the leaves turn red in autumn. I went there by car. It was close to the highway. You need to walk a bit when you park...  more »
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  • It's a peaceful and beautiful temple!
  • Beautiful well maintained shrine with large trees and beautiful ponds, well worth the time to go see if your in the area.
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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