Shiroyama Hachimangū

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Shiroyama Hachimangū (城山八幡宮)
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Shiroyama Hachimangū
Religion
AffiliationShinto
Location
LocationNagoya, central Japan
Shiroyama Hachimangū is located in Japan
Shiroyama Hachimangū
Shown within Japan
Geographic coordinates35°10′03″N 136°57′35″E / 35.16750°N 136.95972°E / 35.16750; 136.95972Coordinates: 35°10′03″N 136°57′35″E / 35.16750°N 136.95972°E / 35.16750; 136.95972
Shinto torii icon vermillion.svg Glossary of Shinto

Shiroyama Hachimangū (城山八幡宮), also known as Shiroyama Hakusan, is a Shinto shrine located in the city of Nagoya, central Japan.

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The shrine is located on the premises of the ruined Suemori Castle. The castle itself dates back to the 16th century. The shrine hosts night-time festivals (matsuri) in both July and October, featuring traditional Japanese music and dance performances.

An unusual feature is a sacred Marital Tree, whose trunk split into two parts and grew back together at a later time. This tree is worshipped as a symbol of happy marriage and restoration of relationships.

Access by public transport is Motoyama Station on the Higashiyama Line and then a five minutes walk uphill to the north.

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