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Myokenhongu Chiba Shrine, Chiba

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Chiba Shrine (千葉神社 Chiba-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located in Chūō-ku, Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture. Originally a Buddhist temple dedicated to the deity Myōken, the patron of the Chiba clan, it was converted into a Shinto shrine dedicated to Ame-no-Minakanushi (a kami in Japanese mythology conflated with Myōken) during the Meiji period.

Due to its historical status as one of the principal centers of Myōken worship in Chiba Prefecture associated with the Chiba clan, the shrine is also popularly known as Chiba Dai-Myōken (千葉大妙見, "Great Myōken [Shrine] of Chiba"), Myōken Hongū (妙見本宮, the ″Main Shrine (Hongū) of Myōken″), or simply as Myōken-sama (妙見様).
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  • ここは、最寄りの千葉駅から15分ほどの神社です。有名ではないですが、建造物が珍しい形なので1度は行ってもいいと思います。 Chiba Shrine has 15min from nearest station by walk.It's not famous but very rare shape shrine so I think just 1 time should to go here...  more »
  • It’s a small shrine, but you may feel very relaxed! I visited some times, and I recommend the visit at the festival called “Mayo-ken Taisai.” That’s nice.  more »
  • Quiet shrine, not flamboyant like tokyo's shrine but Local visitors make it worth to come. Many parent bring their kids to visit and I saw boys and girls enjoy a lot. Good place to lighten your coin bag-- I mean prey for yourself& family . Refresh and touching , for me.
  • Like the calm and peaceful vibe around. Great for tourists in Chiba

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