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Gunma Sightseeing in English Insert: 2007/11/09
Update: 2010/03/08
Name Akagi Jinjya
Category Shinto Shrine Enki-Shiki
Address Kotori-ga-shima, Akagi-san, Fujimi machi, Maebashi city, Gunma pref., 371-0101 JAPAN
TEL. & HP 027-287-8202 HPE= No English official homepage
HPJ= http://www.akagizinzya.com/
Photo taken June 10, 2006
Akagi Jinjya / Outline
Akagi Jinjya Origin People in Japan at 6-7 century believed that there were Shinto gods at the top of high mountains, or at big lakes. For exsample, Sengen Jinjya at Mt. Fuji, Akagi Jinjya at Mt. Akagi, Myogi Jinjya at Mt. Myogi, ....
The origin of Akagi Jinjya was that people build a small Shinto shrine for the god of Mt. Akagi at some place at Mt. Akagi in 6 or 7 century, however, there are no evidence.

But, old documents, Shinto-Syu and some others said that people re-build a new Shinto Shrine for Akagi Daimyojin at lake side of Ohnuma at top of Mt. Akagi in 806 (Daido 1). After that, Akagi Jinjya Shinto Shrine enshrined Jinkaku-Shin (new type of Shinto God who is a human when he live; many of them were family person of Yamato Chohtei or the top person of airmy for Yamato Chohtei (the routs of the Japan Emperer family)).
Moto-Miya & Sato-Miya Moto-Miya & Sato-Miya are the Name of Akagi Jinjya Shinto Shrinr, Moto-Miya ia Located at the lake side of Ohnuma at top of Mt. Akagi. Hoever, as it is too far from village at that time, people build Sato-Miya around village. Therefore, people don't need to visit Yama-Miya for each Shinto events most of that link to aglicalture events.
Enshrined god
Name
1. Akagi-Daimyoujin God at Mt. Akagi & Lake Ohnuma.
2. Ohkuninushi-no-kami
3. Iwazutsuo-no-kami
4. Iwazume-no-kami
5. Futsunushi-no-kami
6. Toyogiirihiko-no-mikoto The eldest son of Soujin Tennoh (Emperor), the first governer of Kouzuke-no-kuni (Current; Gunma prefecture) by Yamato Chohtei.
Rank level of Shrine Akagi-Daimyojin was ranked as Jyu-5-i-ge by Zoku-Nihonsyoki in 839 (Showa 6) as a first record of Akagi-Daimyojin. After that, it was ranked up by Sandai-Zituroku in 867 (Teikan 9), and in 874 (Teikan 16). It was ranked as Jyu-4-i-jyo by Sandai-Zituroku in 880 (Genkei 4),....... and ranked up to Syo-1-i in 11 century.

Shinto's old document, Enkishiki, is listed Akagi-Daimyojin as one of top ranking shrine in 11 century.
Akagi Jinjya / Photos

IMG_2006_5161E; Akagi-Jinjya with Lake Akagi-Ohnuma and Mt. Jizo-dake.

IMG_2006_5145C; The bridge to Akagi Jinjya

IMG_2006_5148C; Approach to Akagi Jinjya

IMG_2006_5149C; Torii gate

IMG_2007_5151C; Washing-water place

IMG_2006_5152E; A dragon faucet of washing-water

IMG_2006_5150E; Main building (Yama-Miya) of Akagi Jinjya Shrine
Information
Name Akagi Jinjya
Address Kotosigashima, Akagi-yama, Fujimi machi, maebashi city, Gunma pref., 371-0101 JAPAN
TEL. & HP 027-287-8202 HPE= No English oficial homepage
HPJ= http://www.akagizinzya.com/
Access By public Take a train of JR Ryoumou line, take off it at Maebashi station. Take a bus of Kanetsu-Koutsuu or Nihon-Chuoh for Fujimi-Onsen, change bus at Fujimi-Onsen for Akagi-visitor-center. It takes 80-90 minutes from JR Maebashi station to Akagi-visitor-center. Then, walk from Akagi-visitor-center thru Kakumanbuchi, entrance for Mt. Komagatake for Akagi Jinjya shrine about 15 minutes.
By car Drive on Kanetsu highway and take off it at Maebashi IC, Drive on Route 17, Route 50, and Kendo Akagi-Doro for Mt. Akagi. And pass thru Akagi visitor center then park your cat at Akagi Jinjya car park.
Inquiry Maebashi city ADD=Ohte machi 2-12-1, Maebashi city, Gunma, 371-8601 JAPAN
TEL=027-224-1111
HPE=http://www.city.maebashi.gunma.jp/ctg/01300160/01300160.html
HPJ=http://www.city.maebashi.gunma.jp/
Maebashi visitor center ADD=Chiyoda machi 5-1-16, Maebashi city, Gunma 371-0022 JAPAN
TEL=027-235-2211
HPJ=(財)前橋観光コンベンション協会
Gunma visitor center Add=Gunma Kaikan 3rd Fl., Ohtemachi 2-1-1, Maebashi city, Gunma, 371-0026 JAPAN
TEL=027-243-7273
HPE=http://www.wind.ne.jp/g-kanko/english/index.html
HPJ=http://www.gtia.jp/
Bus Kanetsu Koutsu, Shibukawa ADD: Nakajima 608-1, Nakamura, Shibukawa city, Gunma, Japan
TEL; 0279-22-2020
HPE= No official homepage
HPJ= http://www.kan-etsu.net/
Kanetsu Koutsu, Maebashi ADD: Heiwa-machi 1-6-2, Maebashi city, Gunma, JAPAN
TEL; 027-231-5857
Nihon Chuo bus ADD: Maebashi-machi 4-10, Maebashi city, Gunma, JAPAN
TEL: 027-287-4422
HPE= No English official homepage
HPJ= http://www.ncbbus.co.jp/
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