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Kashihara

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Kashihara (橿原) is where the first imperial palace was located and the first Emperor of Japan, Jinmu Tenno, became the emperor at this place. It is one of the popular spot in Nara, especially during New Year's Days about one million people visit Kashihara and join New Year Worship. There is also the Kofun of Emperor Jinmu. Kashihara is the birthplace of the history of Japan.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom at Kashihara Jingu.

Access
0. at Kintetsu Line Kashihara Jingumae Station.


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Kashihara

Kashihara is the 2nd largest city in Nara prefecture. In Japanese Myth, the first Emperor of Japan, Jinmu Tennou, became the emperor at this place. The first imperial palace was located at Kashihara, as well.

Kashihara Jingu Shrine
Kashihara Jingu is Jingu Shrine located in Nara. It enshrines the first Japanese Emperor Jinmu, Jinmu Tennou. In Japanese Myth, Emperor Jinmu is the descendant of Amaterasu Omikami. With the guidance of Yata crow of Kumano, he conquered the land of Yamato, and became the emperor at this place, Kashihara. This Jingu was established in 1890 by Emperor Meiji. He donated the main hall and pray hall from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. Outer Pray Hall and other buildings were built for the 2,600 years Anniversary of Japan. From January 1 to 5, visitors are allowed to go inside of the Outer Pray Hall, and they are able to pray at the Inner Pray Hall. In this period of Hatsumode, about one million visitors worship at Kashihara Jingu.

Kofun of Emperor Jinmu
Kofun of Emperor Jinmu (神武天皇陵) is located in Kashihara, Nara. Emperor Jinmu is the 1st Japanese Emperor. His Mausoleum a circular and entire site is 500m x 400m square. In Japanese Myth, He was the descendant of Amaterasuomikami. With the guidance of Yata crow of Kumano, he conquered the land of Yamato, and became the emperor at this place (from B.C. 660 to B.C.585).