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Atsuta Jingu Shrine, Nagoya

#2 of 117 in Historic Sites in Nagoya
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
An auspicious Shinto site, Atsuta Jingu Shrine draws 9 million annual visitors who come to pay respect to its imperial history and marvel at its many relics and treasures. Emperor Keiko, who reigned between 71 and 130 CE, established the shrine to house a legendary sword that was one of three key pieces of Japan's imperial regalia. Today, the buildings house over 4,000 relics and items of cultural and historical significance. Check ahead to see if your visit overlaps with one of the many festivals and events hosted at the shrine. Arrange your visit to Atsuta Jingu Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Nagoya using our Nagoya trip itinerary planning tool.
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  • A beautiful shrine set in splendid nature that is very well-maintained. Enjoyed the serene surroundings as I strolled through the forested path to the shrine. There's a peaceful walking trail around.....  more »
  • We arrived 1400h. There was only two tour buses. The rest were locals. So it was pretty quiet. It can get very crowded on special occasions and different season. It was a lovely walk and offering of....  more »
  • The area is not really wide,
  • One of the three big, important shrines in Japan. Beautiful green oasis in the city. Soak up some spiritual history. Ancient camphor laurel trees. The history boards along one part of the walkway near the museum, and the museum itself, aren’t set up for English speakers but a translate app helps to get the gist.
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