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Atsuta-jingū information

Nagoya , Japan
1-1-1 Jingū
Getting there
Train: Jingū-mae or Jingū-nishi, exit 2
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Although the current buildings were completed in 1966, Atsuta-jingū has been a shrine for over 1900 years and is one of the most sacred Shintō shrines in Japan. Nestled among ancient cypress trees, it houses the sacred kusanagi-no-tsurugi (grass-cutting sword), one of the three regalia that, according to legend, were presented to the imperial family by the sun goddess Amaterasu-Ōmikami. There's also a changing collection of over 4000 Tokugawa-era swords, masks and paintings on display in the Treasure Hall .