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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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  • It is a very lovely garden worth walling around with beautiful tori gates. 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...  more »
  • Walking from the station Meitetsu Jingu-Mae, now in Atsuta shrine is useful. I think weekdays in January many worshippers. Hesitatingly because it returned home in Metro station is about 10 minutes ' walk.
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  • But unfortunately in the heart of a small white snake who weren't is changed instead friendly cats. And the Japanese once done you should be?
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  • If you are a foreign tourist with different religion, you can consider to skip this place, this is a place for japanese to respect their gods. You may not feel interesting in their holy temple. And, no market or shops surround here
  • Ah nice quiet and peaceful shrine to visit if you happen to stop by Nagoya. I found occasionally they have traditional weddings here so if you're lucky, you may be able to see one.
  • unbeliveable that there is an very large peaceful area surrounding with big trees and many beautiful shrines in Nagoya city.
  • I'm foreigner came here to see legendary Kusanagi sword but it's no display , anyway this place still very nice and so calm surround by very old trees
  • The park around the shrine is huge, and quite peaceful. You can approach many of the most sacred places where the most important deities of Japanese shinto religion are enshrined, and throw water on a stone to get your wish granted. You won't see much of the main shrine except parts of the roof as it is enclosed behind two wooden wall belts, and only the outer belt's main gate is open. It's all clear pine wood and some gold, but very simple and pure style. Also they split the grounds in areas white stones and black stones.