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Mount Miwa, Sakurai

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Mount Miwa or Mount Mimoro is a mountain located in the city of Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It has been an important religious and historical mountain in Japan, especially during its early history, and serves as a holy site in Shinto. The entire mountain is considered sacred, and is home to one of the earliest Shinto shrines, Ōmiwa Shrine. Several burial mounds from the Kofun period can be found around the mountain.The kami generally associated with Mount Miwa is Ōmononushi and "room", or "hall" (moro corruption of muro). The current kanji 三 (mi) and 輪 (wa) are purely phonetic. It has also been written 三和, another a phonetic spelling with the same pronunciation.Early religionReligious worship surrounding Mount Miwa has been deemed the oldest and more primitive of its kind in Japan, dating to pre-history. The very mountain itself is designated sacrosanct, and today's Ōmiwa Shrine still considers the mountain to be its shintai, or kami-body. The kami residing on Mount Miwa was judged the most powerful by the Fujiwara clan, and consequently palaces and roads were built in the vicinity.
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  • I wanted to go to the three-wheeled Shinto shrine to pray ago, so I have been wish finally came true. Strange air becomes a sacred feeling through the three-wheeled Shinto shrine Torii is the ambiance.
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  • This shrine is one of the oldest in Japan; highly revered by Shintoists and others. There are three poetry monuments here; one poem dates back to the first century A.D. For more details, see "The Poet...  more »
  • Omiwa-Jinja shrine main shrine is no can to narrow Sai, in accepting the three-wheeled mountain itself is God's narrow Sai Temple and trailhead. Physical strength is needed because the road is well maintained is quite steep.
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  • Beautiful place for an easy hike. Less than an hour to the closest viewing spot.
  • Power spot went to listen. To Mt. Miwa-Yama! Wishing good health of the family grain I worshiped. Is a suitable subject for count condition is also very good. Defend manners and worship the ripening let.
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  • Once ripening 拝shimashita. You can climb requires a certain leg surrounded by natural greenery and very pleasant. It is recommended that provide a change of clothes. There can be sweaty. To be hydrated.
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  • Omiwa-Jinja shrine main hall is not, and this three-wheeled mountain itself is a solemn shrine Museum. I found also have climbed in bare feet. At seat is located in the mountains a little developed the theories say once upon a time made communication with the gods from outer space. Now, along with the Miyajima as one large power spot is famous.
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  • The first climb to power, let me 拝sa. I think what you want is a mobile water because the sweating was not drinking but did carry a water ^ _ ^
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