Hirota Shrine, Nishinomiya

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Hirota Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nishinomiya City, Hyōgo Prefecture, Japan. The town's name, "Nishinomiya", means "shrine of the west", and the town is named for Hirota Shrine.LocationHirota Shrine is near the bus stop for Hankyu Bus Co., Ltd. and Hanshin Bus Co., Ltd. "Hirota-Jinja-mae".from Nishinomiya-kitaguchi Station (Hankyu Kobe Line)Hankyu Bus Route 12 (for Kotoen)from JR West Nishinomiya Station (JR Kobe Line)Hankyu Bus Route 11 (for Kotoen)from Hanshin Nishinomiya Station (Main Line)Hanshin Bus Yamate Loop (counterclockwise, via Nishinomiya-Shiyakusho-mae)HistoryHirota Shrine is one of three shrines which, according to Nihon Shoki, a historical epic chronicle, was established by the Empress Jingū in the 3rd century. According to legend, Amaterasu, Goddess of the Sun, and arguably the most important kami in Shinto, spoke to the Empress and declared that she and the other gods of Japan must be enshrined in Hirota, Nagata, Ikuta, and Sumiyoshi. The Empress Consort did as commanded, and then achieved her political ambitions.
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  • July 12, 2017
    2/2017, setsubun when I visit again. On the day of setsubun, behave good luck rice cake, some beans and sweet. With the free (actually is "feel") sweet shrine. And the triumphant Hirota shrine. Because it was the area that entered so far in the shrine of the Office space was provided, but there's no fresh. I thought I let go if you will open some time 2/3.
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  • June 13, 2017
    It's the "victory prayer" amulet shrine deity. Every year, new year's day went to see team Hanshin"President, Director, praying, attending to pray for victory in all coaches, players, and behind the scenes news. This is because the deity of this shrine.
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  • April 24, 2017
    Pass through the gate and walk along the entrance path wide stone arrive at the square in front of the main building. In some places came to pray for track day and cars for display. This shrine is name as Jinja shrine is recorded in the Chronicles of Japan, to pray each year win the Hanshin Tigers, and is imagined at the time of.
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  • June 12, 2017
    Renewed and become beautiful. Parking is a noodle shop nearby is recommended. There were ~ I went to when I was a child born.
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  • June 7, 2017
    Field trips in elementary school was here. Way too new, clean knob was (≧ ∇ ≤) b
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  • January 17, 2017
    Would have clumps of rhododendron reticulatum since spring, around April and bright pink petals and fragrance mind peacefully will be.
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  • March 14, 2017
    Hanshin Tigers player, coach and trainer as well as annual events on previous January to visit the Hirota shrine (place-pray for a win) is a tradition from the founding team.
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