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Founded in 725 A.D., Usa Jingu Shrine is the main sanctum of over 40,000 hachiman shrine locations throughout the nation. Its domestic preeminence brings thousands and thousands of visitors here every year.
Surrounded by a primeval forest, the expansive premises of the Jingu is filled with clean and crisp air. It is also home to numerous valuable architectures. The three main Honden buildings are designated as a National Treasure; while the bridges of Shinbashi and Kurehashi, the Noh art building, and the repository building are all designated Important Historic and/or Cultural Properties of Japan.
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