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At this famous shrine, the dance ritual known as kagura is still performed, the origins of which are shrouded in myth.
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Honmyo-ji Temple Kumamoto
Honmyo-ji Temple: Honmyo-ji Temple in Kumamoto city in Kyushu is associated with Kato Kiyomasa, whose grave is here.
Kumamoto shrines: read a guide to the most important Shinto shrines in Kumamoto, Kyushu including Fujisaki Hachimangu, Kitaoka Shrine and Kato Shrine.
Ama no Iwato Shrine
Ama no Iwato Shrine: read a guide to Ama no Iwato Shrine in Takachiho, where Amaterasu, the sun goddess is said to have hidden.
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