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Atsuta Shrine

atsutajinnguu
alternative words: Atsutajingu Shrine, Atsuta-jingu Shrine, Atsutajingu, Atsuta-jingu, Atsuta jingu
keywords: shrine
related topics: Nagoya City
related web sites: http://www.atsutajingu.or.jp
explanation: Located in Nagoya and one of the oldest shrines in Japan. After a conquest of the eastern part of Japan around the 4th century, the famous Japanese prince, Yamato Takeru has died in the neighborhood before reaching the capital. His wife and also a daughter of the local lord, Miyasu Hime buried his body at the place where the actual shrine stands. The saber used by the prince, called Kusanagi no Tsurugi, is kept by this shrine. It is one of the 3 treasures of the imperial family.

Awaji Island

awajishima
alternative words: Awajishima Island, Awaji-shima Island, Awajishima, Awaji-shima, Awaji shima, Awaji
keywords: island, shikoku
related topics: Hyogo prefecture , Naruto bridge , Akashi bridge , Akashi strait , Inland sea , Osaka bay
related web sites: http://www.awaji-is.or.jp , http://www.awaji-kotsu.co.jp
explanation: Located in Inland Sea (Setonaikai) between Honshu and Shikoku islands before Osaka, it closes Osaka bay from the west. Its surface is 595km2. The climate is mild and the culture of fruits and vegetables have been developed. Recently Honshu and Awaji islands as well as the latter and Shikoku have been linked by 2 long bridges. Japanese mythology says that it would be the first island created by Gods, Izanagi and Izanami. A part of the island belongs to "Setonaikai National Park".

Azumino

azumino
alternative words: Azumino valley, Azumino basin
keywords: nagano, valley
related topics: Nagano prefecture , Happo ridge
related web sites: http://www.bekkoame.ne.jp/~greenrv/guide.htm , http://www.ultraman.gr.jp/~azuminoguide/ , http://www.icon.pref.nagano.jp/usr/azumino/ , http://www.hikyaku.com/gallery/english/azumino.html
explanation: Azumino located in the north-west of Nagano Prefecture is a dislocation valley lying along so called "Fossa Magna" which cuts Japanese Archipelago in 2 parts. Once called Azuumi because it had been exploited by a maritime folk. Now, thanks to fresh waters, the people is brewing Japanese sake and cultivating horse-radishes.

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