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Atago Shrine

Name 愛宕神社(愛宕さん) / Atago Shrine
Adress Saga Atagocho1, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 616-8458
Hours Open 9:00~16:00

Atago Shrine (愛宕神社 Atago-jinja) is a Shinto shrine on Mount Atago, the northwest of Kyoto, Japan. Enshrined is Atago Gongen who protects Kyoto from fire. Shugendō practices and a place for worship are known from the eighth century. The late-Kamakura period Honden has been designated an Important Cultural Property. (Actually, the late-Kamakura period Honden is located at another Atago-jinja in Kameoka, to the northwest of Kyoto : WikiMiniAtlas35°2′28″N 135°35′13″E[1]) Atago Jinja is the head of nine hundred Atago shrines throughout Japan.


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