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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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  • Few people know but otsu Kyo was a capital very short period. Recently because of manga / TV movie , Japanese card game what we called" karuta" is getting popular among youth. Now youth have intereste...  more »
  • Easily accessible from Kyoto via transferring onto the Keihan railway, the shrine itself is in a lovely park, surrounded by a little wooded area. The contrast between the trees and the red of the shri...  more »
  • Beautiful Shrine and great area to explore. Easy to find and with the bus easy to reach. During cherry blossom its perfect time.  more »
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  • Very pretty shrine. Love the walk up. It's very picturesque.
  • Amazing Architecture.
  • At last! OMI Jingu Shrine went (^ ^) ♪ children and I "chihaya home" love 😍 children's Taichi! New! 😂 everywhere, scene of the anime and manga are there! Tension rose (^ ^) worshippers also, you must be in front of the gate taking pictures 😆 ✨ but in really nice Temple was sacred! Next time I want to give dress children in hakama is (^ ω ^)
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  • Sounds good, always solemn. Today I have seen Yabusame ritual. However, do care about is unlikely to take meals. Come in as a big shrine pilgrimage in meal and comes on and I
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  • Every month is Marche during Saturday and Sunday of week 3. Crepes and burgers, etc. In addition, hand-made accessories, etc. Sannomiya Burger was delicious.
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