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Ōmi Jingū Shrine, Otsu

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Omi Jingu or Omi Shrine is a Jingū shinto shrine in Ōtsu, a city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. It was constructed in 1940 and is dedicated to Emperor Tenji. It was formerly an imperial shrine of the first rank (官幣大社, kanpei taisha) in the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines.The shrine is located near Ōmijingūmae Station.HistoryThe shrine is dedicated to Emperor Tenji, the 38th emperor of Japan. Emperor Tenji carried out the Taika Reforms and aimed to complete the reform in the capital city, which was located on the west bank of Lake Biwa. He moved the Japanese capital from Asuka to Ōtsu in 667. Emperor Tenji also presided over the establishment of the first rōkoku, or Japanese water clock system, which was installed in 671.The proposal for this shrine to Emperor Tenji was first considered by Japanese Diet in 1908. The construction of the shrine started in 1937 and was finished by November 7, 1940.Layout and designThe shrine is surrounded by a large forest. Its main gate and buildings are painted red. The complex is located near the Otsu Palace.
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  • 0/1940 (1940) was built to the deities satol Emperor. The satol emperor established the "water clock" for the first time on the grounds that that school of watchmaking and clock Museum. Is owned by treasure sofuku-ji Temple Tower Heart Foundation paid put products are deposited at the Kyoto National Museum.
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  • Journey through the poem with my daughter-and this first visit to the OMI-Jingu Shrine. You couldn't feel too heavy luggage so I went down stairs by taxi from ōtsukyō station?. I walk Torii shrine also might be impressed. It was comfortable for time off were also worshippers less slowly, argumentative. Nokyo-sho you are pen!? was a little disappointed in the ️. Want is important because it is a wonderful feel.
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  • Movie house or in the home shrine parking cards êi emerged as a meeting venue, admission fees and no. Is admirable, such as on a stair gate, shrine, the new 0/1940. As well as playing cards, include a monument on the clock.
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  • Very pretty shrine. Love the walk up. It's very picturesque.
  • Chihaya's home went on the Chase! It was a red Torii gate on stairs, nice place.
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  • "House and home" of is OMI-Jingu Shrine in anime and movies come out. Recently, go shop and buzzing with activity. It might be kinda useful more so even on weekdays there are decent people who want to pray quietly.
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  • Ideal for walks. Is famous for a beautiful shrine in 🎵 is 0/2600 (0/1940) to commemorate and erected.
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  • Still being built, from the shrine of about 70 years. Chihaya's hometown is the place became a scene of a movie. Staff on site and in the splendid shrine. Visit 5/2016.
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