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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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  • It is very beautiful. Shine when it's sunny, blue skies and green and Red within. Early on Saturday morning in there were a lot of people that went to pray. Nokyo-sho and everybody was.
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  • Seeing the world as a shrine rare watches after the satol Emperor's "water clock", donated by the verses other countries leading watch manufacturer and karuta competitions are to be held "poem", and of course also the beauty of the shrine itself is full of interest in. It is recommended that long stairway is just lame, so as much as possible arriving by car on the parking lot.
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  • Unfortunately "chihaya home ' of that haven't seen the movie you want to see commercials!-and (^ ^; cherry gate seen from the shrine seen from under the cherry tree gate is clean, but the staff is (^ ^) I want to ask during cherry blossom season is (^ ^)
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  • Very pretty shrine. Love the walk up. It's very picturesque.
  • Amazing Architecture.
  • 一個人的旅行來到滋賀近江神宮,近江神宮雖然與住宅區比鄰,實際上要到達,還得經過這片不算小的樹林,原木色的鳥居隱身在樹林的盡頭,與周圍的林木融為一體,近江神宮的鳥居看得出是已有年歲的木頭建造而成,木頭的顏色與木紋顯示出的莊嚴感,絲毫不遜於大部分神社鳥居的紅漆。聽說近江神宮同時也是動漫迷超熱血的朝聖景點之一:花牌情緣。我自己雖不追動漫,但是非常敬佩日本這樣的文化創意軟實力,官方與文化傳承者不會以生硬的道理、死板的方式去推廣傳統文化,相反會創造出年輕人喜愛的方式,去潛移默化,去讓年輕人更愛親近文化。
  • 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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