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Nangu Taisha Shrine 南宮大社


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Famous for its giant torii next to the shinkansen train tracks, this shrine is dedicated to Kanayama-hiko-no-Mikoto 金山彦命. It is the headquarters shrine for all Kanayama Shrines and iron-related shrines in Japan. Many of the buildings are Important Cultural Properties.

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Tarui Hikiyama Matsuri Festival 垂井曳山祭り


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Held on May 2-4, three ornate hikiyama floats are displayed and paraded around town. Young boys also perform in kabuki plays on the floats. May 3 is the main festival day, but May 2 is also a good day to see the matsuri. These photos were taken on May 2, 2009. Also see my YouTube video here.

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Nakasendo Tarui-juku


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Sakura Matsuri with koinobori carp streamers along Aikawa River, Takenaka Hanbei's castle remains, and Tarui-juku post town on the Nakasendo.

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