Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya

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An auspicious Shinto site, Atsuta Jingu Shrine 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. Arrange your visit to Atsuta Jingu Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nagoya using our Nagoya trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Nagoya The interior scene is not much, before the discovery of the city center filled with green shade of the palace immediately joined the trip. The trees shade really comfortable, and the ancient trees condensed the spirit, the whole atmosphere is very quiet, detailed and, the mood will relax!
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  • In Japan for the first time in a new year, January 1, I went to the left of the famous hot Tian Shen, good heat, the two sides of the palace are small food stalls bit, we row team, such as draw, such as silver, can be a good experience of Japanese culture, it is worth going to the place.
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  • Hatsu asked to visit. Early in the morning to the shrine from the dark was. Changes to and pass through the gate each year, but the cold air. Even in the city, still the Atsuta-no-Mori in a solemn atmosphere so feels adoration.
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  • One of my favorite shrines in Aichi-ken. The grounds are expansive and even when it is busy it feels calming and tranquil. The shrine also holds the sacred sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi. There are many beautiful trees some that must be hundreds of years old. The buildings are beautiful and the shrine is so important historically it would be a shame to miss this one of a kind shrine.
  • Another must go place in Nagoya. One of the most important shrines in Japan. Highly recommended.
  • Pretty area with a great shrine and Park to walk around in
  • 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.
  • 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.

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