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Home - Travel - Sightseeing Guide - Chubu - Aichi - Nagoya
Atsuta Shrine
# 6   of 14 most visited
sights in Nagoya

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Atsuta Shrine (Mc_{, Atsuta Jingū) is one of Shinto's most important shrines. It enshrines the Sun Goddess Amaterasu and stores the sacred sword Kusanagi, which is one of the three imperial regalia. Note, however, that the sword is never displayed to the public.

Atsuta Shrine stands in a pleasant, wooded park in southern Nagoya. During the Meiji Period, the shrine was remodeled after the Ise Shrines in the purely Japanese Shinmei-zukuri architecture style.

A pleasant thing to do after viewing the shrine buildings is to try Atsuta Shrine's version of the kishimen noodles, one of Nagoya's local specialties. A restaurant is found on the shrine grounds.

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How to get there
By Meitetsu Railways

Take the Meitetsu Nagoya Line from Nagoya Station to Jingumae Station (5 minutes, 230 yen), from where the shrine can be reached in a three minute walk.

By subway

Jingunishi Station on the Subway Meijo Line is a five minute walk from the shrine.

By Japan Railways (JR)

Take the JR Tokaido Line from Nagoya Station to Atsuta Station (6 minutes, 190 yen), from where it is a ten minute walk to the shrine.

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