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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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  • From Sawara station on bicycles arrive in about 20 minutes. The large green with a little exercise. We recommend a solemn shrine is surrounded by trees, gokoku shrine, Keystone, okumiya, looking all around.
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  • Splendid main gate and climbs gently curved, one of the three is called "international company" area in the southern part of Ibaraki Prefecture and Chiba Prefecture shrine (Kashima Jingu Shrine, Katori Jingu Shrine, 息栖 (ikisu) shrine) approach, gate is located at the back of the blue, the back has a chic Brown DW (worship hall and main hall), and match the foliage around the beauty, is a great shrine.
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  • I went to one from three companies of Katori-Jingu Shrine. Lined red Torii gate and shrine garden lantern is impressive and was still a little foliage. Bun like specialty, ate grass balls and Mitarashi was also good. Is also place where you want to go, like the venerable shrine in
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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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