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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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  • I want to visit 1-2 times a month. Not even at power spots and talked many people but in so slowly you can visit pleasant. Shrine to worship Tigers who is famous. The day is full of fans. But good to really clear the shrine, I love.
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  • Hirota shrine, Hyogo Prefecture is probably no. 1 old shrine and heard. It is famous for it every year the Tigers going to pray for victory (laughs)
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  • It is here, Hirota shrine seems to have heard Nishinomiya Ebisu is a nationally famous in Nishinomiya, but if you're a fan of the Hanshin Tigers baseball team. I think good or to feel quaint, laid-back space.
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  • Go to cleanse and always wears his Juju. Wakimizu there is very good, bring a bottle, I got. Wakimizu there is so much power spot and I'm staying there, cool the air is different.
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  • Precincts separated from the residential area, or you'll be in the wee hours of a winter air is keenly felt by the long approach and forest life feeling and quietness, history to advance step by step and the main shrine by the mind is washed in the solemn atmosphere is from 三韓 history. Morning, priest and Shrine precincts, which in turn had wheel is had. Glimpses of the faith, and is not in the cold at the end of the year, from local residents after it visits in the intently.
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  • I think if I visited, Hirota Park behind the city once more and more enjoyable.
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  • Was feeling normal? Freshness was great
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