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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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  • This shrine locates at the foot of the mountain which accommodates the Enryakuji. We stopped by on our way and find it very relaxing but sorry to say that the Enryakuji overwhelmed us. But I was told ...  more »
  • I didn't plan to visit this place but I walked along it and I had some spare time to spend. It was on the 5th day of my Kyoto trip so I got a bit bored by the temples and shrines but overall, it was n...  more »
  • The temple grounds are very large , forest kind of area , no amazing things , Just near the entrance there are 3 stone bridges and a rather large leaning pine tree...but if you go in Autumn it is lit ...  more »
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  • 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 God the monkey in the middle. Mikoshi's privately held usually in designated. In 2016, 11, and 12 year of the monkey festival only Ikki left the shrine. Please take a look at upstream Hak Hee near there in the middle of. 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.
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  • Old, venerable is surrounded by lush trees and water (Meishin-Taisha Shrine). Hiyoshi and HIE Sanno's shrine. Those aside, known in the good-luck charm, monkey is the Messenger of God. The sights of autumn. Saicho and erected the Enryaku-ji Temple on Mt. Hiei, became the guardian deity of the Tendai sect and Enryaku-ji Temple (Sanno gongen) spread throughout. Both East-West shrine is a national treasure, is very quaint. Wide in quiet, clean, slowly done improperly and considerably over time. From Hieizan Sakamoto station about 20 minutes ' walk from Sakamoto station in about a 10-minute walk from arrival. Along the way some roads are narrow, cars. Immigration-en 300 yen is needed, but is a means for the protection of cultural property. Is better if part of the donation?
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