Kashihara-Jingu Shrine – Kashihara, Nara, Japan

Kashihara-Jingu Shrine – Kashihara, Nara, Japan

The Kashihara-Jingu Shrine (橿原神宮) is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, Japan. The Shrine was built in 2 April 1890 at the site of the Kashihara-gū, where Japan’s first Emperor, Emperor Jimmu, is said to have acceded to the throne on 11 February 660 BCE.

If you go sightseeing Nara, you will visit Todai-ji Temple, Kasuga-taisha Shrine and feed deers in Nara city. Kashihara city is a little far from Nara city.

In Kashihara-Jingu Shrine, the Emperor Jimmu, who is the first emperor in Japan, is worshiped, so Kashihara city is called “the Beginning of Japan”.

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