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Atsuta Jingu, Nagoya

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An auspicious Shinto site, Atsuta Jingu draws 9 million annual visitors who come to pay respect to its imperial history and marvel at its many relics and treasures. Emperor Keiko, who reigned between 71 and 130 CE, established the shrine to house a legendary sword that was one of three key pieces of Japan's imperial regalia. Today, the buildings house over 4,000 relics and items of cultural and historical significance. Check ahead to see if your visit overlaps with one of the many festivals and events hosted at the shrine. Use our Nagoya vacation route planner to arrange your visit to Atsuta Jingu and other attractions in Nagoya.
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  • August 17, 2017
    The number in the shrine that Japan is one of the historical right shrine here. Without celebrations and events of 753 is wider environment, is usually quiet.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Place the Okehazama victory for Nobunaga. Please watch, looking for results as Seer, made that Nobunaga Nobunaga fence there. When I do something and when I had something and when you say, but particularly decided to have you come. Relatives that he would have had to come here and I see there.
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  • August 14, 2017
    The location at which enshrines the Kusanagi sword, cosy atmosphere in a solemn tone, pure. Yoritomo and Nobunaga dancers Nagoya power spot. It would be more enjoyable than if you like history. Earthen walls of Nobunaga, even, just to worship at your shrine Kagura ask in prayer is good, breathtaking to see the sacred treasures, eat 'noodles' in online cleansed mochi is also good, personal finances, want to fit various meaningful time. When you reset, you want to spend in a new mood in places.
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  • March 12, 2017
    Easily one of the most beautiful shrines in Japan. Atsuta Shrine is home to one of the three great Shinto treasures. There are also plenty of festivals held here during the year, the main two being New Years and Atsuta Festival. It's pretty crazy in the area during those times, but definitely worth a visit if you can.
  • February 4, 2017
    It is a very lovely garden worth walking around with beautiful tori gates. If you are passed for time it is not a must see. We were told it is respectful to bow to the front of the gates prior crossing through the gate. As with most shrines, you can only see the outside of the building which is said to house to host one of three sacred relics of Japan (a sword). It is a nice stroll through the gardens outside and you can get some good food from the shipping centre next to the shrine grounds.
  • May 4, 2017
    Fantastic place to visit. It is quiet here and is a great place to walk around. Perfect for New Years as lots of people come here during that time.
  • May 19, 2017
    It is said that this shrine was founded about 1900 years ago, during reign of Emperor Keikō (he is believed to be only legendary). The area is quite large, but you can cover it in two or three hours (if you visit the museum too). There is no entrance fee to the Shrine, not sure how about the museum-Treasure Hall. The Treasure Hall contains Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi, which belongs to one of three Imperial Regalia of Japan (other two are in Ise and Tokyo). It can be easily reached by car (parking is available), or just by walk from Jingu Mae station or from Kanayama station, which takes about 30 minutes by walk. There are few toilets, vending machines and restaurants (near a pond, where you can spot turtles and also Koi carps).
  • January 4, 2017
    Well worth a visit if you're passing through Nagoya as a tourist. One of the 3 most important shinto shrines in Japan. If you can, go on a weekend and you might get a glimpse of a wedding procession or baby 'shrine visit' ceremonies going on.

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