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Shingu Kumano Shrine Nagatoko

Built in 1055, the Nagatoko is the Shingu Kumano Shrine's worship hall, and it is designated a national important cultural asset. Built as the main structure during the Heian period, its thatched roof is supported by 44 massive pillars, 45 cm in diameter. This comprises a single large, open stage with no walls, and is said to have been used for ascetic training by priests. At present, in the treasure house, visitors can view a copper pot and other national and prefectural designated cultural assets. Come autumn, the stand of 800-year-old ginkgo trees is bathed in yellow, making a beautiful contrast with the Nagatoko.

Information

Location
Keitoku Machi Shingu, Kitakata City, Fukushima Pref. 966-0923
Contact
Shingu District Important Cultural Asset Nagatoko Preservation Office
TEL: +81-241-23-0775 / FAX: +81-241-23-0775
Hours
08:00 ~ 17:00 (Apr. ~ Nov.) 09:00 ~ 16:00 (Dec. ~ Mar.)
Open
Admission Apr. ~ Nov. *Dec. ~ Mar., admission only Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays
Parking
Available
Entrance fee
Adults:¥300, High school students:¥200, Free for junior high school students and younger
Pets
Allowed
Access
By train: 10 min taxi ride/15 minutes bus ride from JR Kitakata Station on the JR Ban'etsu Saisen Line

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