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Heitate jingu

Heitate jingu

Sacred place in Kumamoto

Heitate jingu (幣立神宮)is located in Yamatocho, Kumamoto prefecture on Kyu-shu Island. It is on the Japan Median Tectonic Line (中央構造線, Chuo Kozo Sen) on which there are many sacred places such as Ise jingu, Suwa Taisha and so on. It is famous place as the “Power Spot” and have exerted a mysterious attraction for thousands of people around Japan.

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Japan Median Tectonic Line
Japan Median Tectonic Line

Japan Median Tectonic Line (中央構造線, Chuo Kozo Sen), also Median Tectonic Line (MTL), is Japan’s longest fault line system. It connects with the Itoigawa-Shizuoka Tectonic Line (ISTL), the left blue line on the map, and the Fossa Magna, the pink shaded region.

The MTL begins near Ibaraki Prefecture, runs through central Honshu to near Nagoya, passing through Mikawa Bay, then through the Inland Sea from the Kii Channel and Naruto Strait to Shikoku along the Sadamisaki Peninsula and the Bungo Channel and Ho-yo Strait to Kyu-shu.

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