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Sarutahiko Shrine
Sarutahikonomikoto is the god that was already at the land when Niniginomikoto descended to Japan. During Niniginomikoto's descent to the land, Sarutahikonomikoto met him half way and guided him to the land.

The remains of Sarutahikonomikoto's castle lies at "Taguchi no Tsuji". At "Taguchi no Tsuji lies a shrine that honors Sarutahikonomikoto. Because he served Nininginomikoto very well, there is a Shinto ritual, Sarutahikonomikoto jyunkousai, to honor him till this day.