Atsuta Jingu

Japan’s Excalibur, the Kusanagi-no-Tsurugi

Donny Kimball
7 min readJul 5, 2017

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The prayer hall area of Nagoya’s Atsuta Jingu in Aichi Prefecture

When most people start searching for ancient shrines and temples their thoughts immediately turn to Kyoto. I mean, why not? After all, the city is famous for being known around the globe as the “old capital” Nevertheless, those on the hunt for hidden gems would do well to broaden their search parameters. Given Japan’s booming inbound tourism, popular attractions like…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/