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Isonokami Jingu Shrine (石上神宮)

A Shinto shrine located in Furu Town, Tenri City, Nara Prefecture. The head patron shrine of the Mononobe clan, it is also one of the oldest Shinto shrines in Japan. The front shrine, said to have been donated by Emperor Shirakawa in 1081, and the Nanatsu-Saya-no-Tachi (Seven-Branched Sword), believed to be made in 369 and the same mentioned in the ancient Nihon shoki, are both National Treasures.


Nara Pref. Tenrishi Furuchou 384 (Ikaruga / IkomaArea)

phone 0743620900

5:30-17:30(Depending on the season)

Review of Isonokami Jingu

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Reviewed:2018/07/17 The Oldest of All Shinto Shrines - and Owns a Sword Given by Baekje (Korea) in 369AD
The Nihon Shoki and the Kojiki mentions the Isnokami Jingu together with Ise Jingu Shrine (aka Isonomiya Shrine); the two are the Japans first Shinto shrines. Isnokami Jingu is also considered to...
Reviewed:2017/05/26 A National Treasure; Definitely Worth Seeing
The shrine’s history began in the age of myths when sacred areas were first honored with permanent dwellings for the gods. 100 B.C. would be a reasonable estimate for its early beginnings, and the...
Reviewed:2013/08/19 Power Spot
Is a famous shrine, worshipers are rare.
It a deserve be called sanctuary.
The shrine is surrounded by beautiful nature, chickens are free-range.
Shrine with the old history.
Is a possible to feel...

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Nara Pref. Tenrishi Furuchou 384 [map]
Ikaruga / IkomaArea
5:30-17:30(Depending on the season)
open everyday
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          Nara Areas


          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.