Kashihara-jingu, located in the city of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture, was built in 1889 at the site of the Kashihara-gu where Japans first emperor, Jinmu, is said to have acceded to the throne. The Main Hall and Kagura-den (hall for sacred dancing) were relocated here from the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and the other buildings were constructed in 1940. The deities enshrined are Emperor Jinmu and his consort Hime-tatara-Isuzu-Hime. A new national regime was inaugurated in 1868 with the end of rule by the samurai class, with the emperor as head of state, and the spirits of Emperor and Empress Jinmu were formally enshrined here in recognition of their status as the first generation of the Imperial Family.'
Address: 934 Kume-cho, Kashihara-shi, Nara
Admission Fee: Free in the shrine precincts
Houmotsu-kan (Treasury Hall in Sukei Kaikan): 300 yen (regular fee)
[Walk]Kintetsu Kashihara-jingu-mae Station/On foot/10 min.