Ichinomiya Nukisaki Shrine is located in a valley called Ayamegatani so that you have to climb up a hill and then come down to the shrine. The sando path which actually goes down to Nukisaki is considered to be unusual even in Japan. The shrine had been constructed in the year 531 but its current main building was built in 1635 under the orders of Iemitsu Tokugawa. The main shrine, the front shrine and the tower gate with their rich lacquer have become National Important Cultural Assets and the shrine’s grand ornamentation is well worth seeing. During cherry blossom season, the sando is decorated with the blossoms of Yoshino cherries.
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