Shinto Shrine

by Hiroyuki

Originated 2,000 years ago

Shinto Shrine

The mythology texts written in the eighth century says that the first Emperor, Emperor Jinmu was a descendant of Amaterasu Omikami or the Sun Goddess. He ascended to the throne in 660 BC. Ise Jingu in Mie prefecture, which is the highest status of about 80,000 shrines in Japan, enshrines Amaterasu Omikami. In my home, there is a family shinto altar in which an amulet obtained from Ise Shrine is reposed. Ise Shrine is a spiritual home for the Japanese. Even in Tokyo, there is also Ise Jingu. My story is to be carried on with in my tours. If you are interested in Shintoism, please join me.

The gate to the inner shrine in Ise Jingu crossing over Isuzu river Shinto Shrine


24 Jul 2017


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As I am a 60 year old man, born in Tokyo, graduated from a university in Tokyo and worked for a leading paper wholesale company at its headquarters for 35 years, I am an Edokko or a native Tokyoite. I am familiar with various interesting places in Tokyo and the Kanto area such as historic spots, scenic beauty, entertainment, restaurants and so on. Although I basically provide several regular walking tours for visitors from abroad, I am willing to arrange your tour plan in a customized way according to your interest. If I receive your inquiry, I am ready to hear your interest and what you want to experience, and discuss your plan with you in advance.
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