Atsuta Jingu (Atsuta Shrine), also known as Atsuta Sama (Venerable Atsuta) or Miya (the Sanctuary), has been one of the most significant centers of worship in Japan since ancient times. Visitors to the shrine, including those who conventionally visit the New Year practice count up to nine million annually.
The revered deity of the shrine is Amaterasu-Oomikami, represented by the holy sword Kusanagi-no-tsurugi, one of the three sacred treasures that symbolize the imperial throne.
Tradition has it that this mighty God, through the divine decree of the Creator God Amatsu-mioya-no-Mikoto (God of the Heavenly Father), entered the world for the first time on the path of the gods and blessed humanity with the virtue of love.
3-minute walk from Meitetsu Railways Jingumae Station; 8-minute walk from JR Atsuta Station; a short walk from Meijo Line subway, Jingu Nishi station; Easily accessed by car, the shrine offers free parking on the East side entrance, near the Meitetsu station.
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