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Kawahara Shrine, Nagoya

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Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
The Kawahara Shrine (川原神社, Kawahara-jinja) is a Shinto shrine and Buddhist Benten-dō located in the Showa ward of Nagoya, central Japan.

The construction date of the shrine is not clear, it is assumed however that is appeared around 1000. The shrine underwent a number of reconstructions and renovations, the last one being in 1998. There is a pond with turtles that surround the shrine.

Since Buddhism and Shinto were closely intertwined, the shrine was also dedicated to Benzaiten. Therefore, it is better known as the "Benten of Kawana" rather than "Kawahara Shrine".

The nearest Nagoya Municipal Bus stop is "Bentenmae" on the No. 18.

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  • It's a nice little shrine with some beautiful trees. There are a lot of turtles in the pond, and even a turtle on the goshuin!
  • It is dazzling you, venerable shrine Munakata large God is very rare. Precincts saruda Gen lives like Akihabara like Tenjin shrines of God to be still on the pond at the shrine of 々様 has been ensconced while Sarasvati is a beautiful red-painted heart welled not can you please provide the forces created. Benzaiten God will have presided over the water, God of art and business. Water springs, flows without stagnation it is important that both art and Commerce effort and appreciate it.
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