Katori Jingu Shrine, Katori

4.5
Enjoy the elegant vermillion, golden, and black color scheme of Katori Jingu Shrine, the most prominent of several hundred Shinto Katori shrines in an imposing early 1700s building set in a large forest. Dedicated to a warrior god, the shrine enjoyed great popularity among the samurai. It also gives its name to one of the three major sword-fighting styles in Japan, and was revered by the Imperial Court as a guardian shrine of the nation. Many impressively old, large trees around the shrine remain preserved due to a taboo. Colorful seasonal processions take place at the shrine, while plenty of good restaurants around the temple offer "unagi," a freshwater eel specialty. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Katori holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Katori Jingu Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It seems to be The Three Shrines of Japan in Ise Grand Shrine in Mie Prefecture, Katori Shrine in Chiba Prefecture, and Kashima Shrine in Ibaraki Prefecture. Compared to the other two, Katori Jingu is physically exhausted. You can also get a third seal.
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  • Katori Shrine enshrines the Tsunetsu lord god known as the god of war, which will be more and more prayers for athletes to win the Tokyo Olympics. The charm of Katori Jingu is not only in the Sacred Area, but also in the surrounding Satoyama area. When I bought "Warabi-mochi of Iwatachi Head Office" made using shinsui as a souvenir, I visited the Vinegar Palace Brewery, which brews the "the essence of persimmons" which is a natural enzyme made only with the fruit of persimmons without using a drop of water, and touched it for the first time in its life. I stayed at my husband's lodging, which was running an izakaya in Nakano, Tokyo. By spending such a relaxed time, you can rediscover that you have a way of life that tends to be lost in a busy life, and that you live from the inside.
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