SpotKatori Jingu Shrine

This old shrine is said to have been originally established more than 2,600 years ago and it is one of the most venerable shrines in Japan along with Kashima Jingu Shrine in Kashima, Ibaraki Prefecture. As the god of war is enshrined within, many warlords and also the Imperial family worshipped at this shrine. Documents recording that warlords such as Minamoto no Yoritomo in the 12th century and Ashikaga Takauji in the 14th century donated money to the shrine are preserved. Sawara was also a temple town (shrine town) of Katori Jingu.

Katori Jingu Shrine

Access

10 min by taxi from JR Sawara Sta.

Address

1697, Katori, Katori city, Chiba

住所

千葉県香取市香取1697

TEL

0478-57-3211

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