Tado Shrine

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Tado Taisha
多度大社
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Dedicated to Amatsuhikone
Address 1681 Tado, Tado-chō, Kuwana
Mie 511-0106
Website www.tadotaisya.or.jp
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The entrance to Tado Shrine during the Tado Festival

Tado Shrine (多度大社?, Tado Taisha) is a Shinto shrine located in the Tado-chō area of the city of Kuwana in Mie Prefecture, Japan. It is well known for its Tado Festival, which takes place on May 4 and 5 every year. The shrine has five nationally designated and one prefecturally designated Important Cultural Properties.

It was formerly a national shrine of the first rank (国幣大社, kokuhei taisha) in the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines.

Festivals[edit]

  • Tado Festival (May 4–5): The largest of the events at the shrine, it involves young men riding horses up a hill and over a wall.
  • Chōchin Festival (Saturday and Sunday in late-July): A lantern festival.
  • Yabusame Festival (November 23): A horseback riding archery competition.

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Coordinates: 35°08′07.8″N 136°37′21.5″E / 35.135500°N 136.622639°E / 35.135500; 136.622639