Katori Jingu Shrine, Katori

Enjoy the elegant vermillion, golden, and black color scheme of Katori Jingu Shrine, the most prominent of several hundred Shinto Katori shrines in an imposing early 1700s building set in a large forest. Dedicated to a warrior god, the shrine enjoyed great popularity among the samurai. It also gives its name to one of the three major sword-fighting styles in Japan, and was revered by the Imperial Court as a guardian shrine of the nation. Many impressively old, large trees around the shrine remain preserved due to a taboo. Colorful seasonal processions take place at the shrine, while plenty of good restaurants around the temple offer "unagi," a freshwater eel specialty. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, Katori holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Katori Jingu Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • It was my 1st visit and best ever experience to see the annual event "Tauesai" with Saotome girls. the event I saw was annual event schefuled on every 1st saturday and sunday.  more »
  • This shrine is No.1 Shrine for Kazusa country(upper half of Chiba prefecture) and I enjoyed. Personally I prefer Kashima to Katori though.There is a one day bus tour from Shinjyuku,Tokyo to visit 3...  more »

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