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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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  • this shrine is one of the nearest from my home. I sometimes visit here with my dog. This shrine has long long history from 8 century. You can experience calm mind in front of the main building. 
  • Near my house so I go to pray daily. The shrine went to far from when I was a child I used warm priest feels very soothing location now is no good. Only season of beautiful anyway. And once the season photos here. Late at night is so exalted in info-Taisha Shrine in the back no problem
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  • Hirota shrine is located in a comfortable 15-minute walk from kurakuenguchi. Staff feels the cool breezes and the scent are visited on the night walk is near the residential town of spite came into the Woods.
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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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  • Each year in the annual decorated EMA of the Hanshin Tigers.
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  • Ago joining visit aauatic m. 2/11/1936
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  • Was feeling normal? Freshness was great
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  • Shinto sacred pilgrimage road No. 68 (Hyogo No.3) still visit
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