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Hiyoshi Taisha, Otsu

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Hiyoshi Taisha shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan. This shrine is one of the Twenty-Two Shrines. Hiyoshi Shrine, also known as Hiyoshi jinja or Hie jinja.The West Hall of Worship and the East Hall of Worship have been designated by the Agency for Cultural Affairs as National Treasures in the category shrines. This shrine heads the seventh largest shrine network in Japan, at about 4,000 shrines.Enshrined gods Ōnamuchi ŌyamakuiHistoryHiyoshi Taisha was first recorded in Kojiki, written in the 8th century. In the Middle Ages, the Enryaku-ji temple influenced the shrine to include some Buddhist essence.The buildings of the shrine were burnt when Oda Nobunaga destroyed Enryaku-ji in 1571. The existing buildings were constructed in the last quarter of the 16th century.The shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan. These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines; and in 991, Emperor Ichijō added three more shrines to Murakami's list. Three years later in 994, Ichijō refined the scope of that composite list by adding Umenomiya Shrine and Gion Shrine, which is now known as Yasaka Jinja.
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  • The head temple of the Sanno faith exists in the country. The shrine has a very important historical meaning historically and edge and the Imperial, Hai SHAC is made etc. I feel a strong connection to Mt. Hiei, visit both the best thing.
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  • Take Jr to Hubbard County Bishin Sakamoto 烏丸御池駅, walking along the main horse road to the daily Jida Society, you may wish to take a photo in the garden, the park has participated in the big trees, autumn can be welcomed the beautiful red leaves, there are not many people, the shrine table to the two sides are full of spiritual trees, Oita comfortable.
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  • 11/25/2017, in the afternoon I visited to see the autumn leaves of Ishiyama-dera Temple, Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, Otsu. Sakamoto station of Keihan electric railway arrived the Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine in about 15 minutes on foot, Higashi-honganji Temple and Palace Nishimoto, but leaves there are Nishimoto Palace. Daytime foliage tour at noon leaves and autumn leaves at night, lit up when ticket and so on, without a re-entry. Even people less than the Ishiyama-dera Temple, and mountains.
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  • Beautiful entrance, nice walk to the mountain temple
  • Probably the only shrine in Japan which charges for an entrance fee. But after 4:30 pm, it is free! :D Sometimes there is an art exhibition.
  • Grand Shrine makes it convenient since it is directly connected to Kyoto via Route 47. They only charge 300 yen for the entrance.
  • Quite a large religious complex, on Mt Hie, between Kyoto and Shiga . There are 3 famous stone bridges , temples..there is also a golden rock ( catches the sun at dawn ) at the top of the mountain ..I have never made it that far ...If you go past the main hall there is also a small river with a bridge and a soba restaurant overlooking a large waterfall...nice if you want to eat with the sound of rushing water ....
  • Inspector Farida table kimon ensconced in Mt. Hiei patron, Kyoto's venerable Shinto shrine. It is a shrine Sanno faith more than 3,000 across the country. Walk from Keihan Sakamoto, entered from the West Gate. 300 yen. Environment is fairly broad, so hurry and I think Nishimoto Palace can all have just as good, and you'd like to see better access. And in the middle there are the monkey God (Masaru). Maple season has lit up at night. 18:00 ~. In 2017, from 11/11 last until the weekend. On the Saturday and Sunday concerts and dedication. In 2016, 11, and 12 year of the monkey festival only Ikki was shrine (important cultural property). There eventhough Hak Hee near near the station of Keihan railway, so please take a look at. It is delicious. Heard from a long time ago, monks of Enryaku-ji visited here is not met. Triangular Daishi good sources customers are walking from the Dharma temple near the West Gate of the rose. Heian period, Buddhist monks of the Enryakuji Temple shouldered during the 強訴 omicoshi is here. The image on the right is a Hachioji mountain. It is the object of worship of the Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine precincts. Also in the main shrine of the HIE shrine in Nagata-Cho.
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