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Raiden Shrine (雷電神社)

This shrine is located in Itakura Town. The three Gods worshipped here offer protection from calamity, directional misfortune and lightning. They are Honoikazuchi no Okami, Oikazuchi no Okami and Wakeikazuchi no Okami. It is the head Raiden shrine of the Kanto area. It is said that Prince Shotoku establishing a shrine in the small island of Inara Swamp, in the time of Empress Suiko, was how this Raiden Shrine came to be. The main shrine has a single pillar standing in the very center with doors that open either side. This mysterious construction can only be seen in seven places in the whole of Japan, so the main shrine was designated as an Important Cultural Property by the prefecture. The highlight of the shrine is the carving made by Tsunehachi Ishihara, the 10th generation maser of Jingoro Hidari. It is said to be the best architectural sculpture masterpiece of the Edo Period.

place

Gunma Pref. Ouragunitakuramachi Itakura 2334 (Kiryu / Isesaki / WataraseArea)

phone 0276820007
place

10:00-16:00

Review of Raiden Shrine

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Reviewed:2020/12/24 癒されます
とてもきれいに整備されていて境内の散歩が気持ちいいです。社の彫刻は素晴らしいですね。参拝するならこんな神社がいいと思います。なんか、ほっとする空間でした。
Reviewed:2020/01/04 想像していたよりは楽しめました。
何度も近くを通っていましたが、訪問するのは初めてでした。結論はタイトルの通り。正月3ヶ日は流石に混むと思ったので、3日の3時過ぎに行ってきました。参拝は4時までらしいので、本当にギリの時間でしょうか。お陰で並ぶ事なくすぐにお詣りできましたし、嫁さんが御神籤引いたら、大吉で再度別のくじを引くように言われたので引くとお米3キロが貰えました。これはお正月から縁起が良いかも。因みに鯰の像はただ撫でるだけに...
Reviewed:2019/10/09 立派な神社なのに賑わっていないのが不思議
休日に参拝 広い駐車場には数台の車 参拝者も数名 立派な建物です 周辺も田畑が多く参拝者向けの店も2軒ほど 敷地内は建物も多く見所も多い 木製の馬が収まっている小屋 巨大な石の玉子 少し下調べをしてから行った方が良いかもしれません。

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Address
Gunma Pref. Ouragunitakuramachi Itakura 2334 [map]
Area
Kiryu / Isesaki / WataraseArea
Phone
0276820007
Hours
10:00-16:00
Closed
12/31
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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