Nagao Shrine

Nagao Shrine is a Shinto shrine dedicated to the goddesses Amaterasu-ōmikami, Toyouke-ōmikami, Mihikahime-mikoto and Shirakumowake-mikoto. It is located in the city of Katsuragi in Nara Prefecture, Japan.SandōIn typical Shinto style the outermost gate, Ichi-no-torii, leads to the second gate, Ni-no-torii, through a 200 meter long path called a sandō.TemizushaAfter crossing the sandō, a traditional Shinto style road, pilgrims to the shrine encounter the Temizusha, a small, roofed structure containing a pool of water for use in ritual purification.




Katsuragi-shi, Nara