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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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  • By 2:00 PM after finishing the registration by the Office, pay the admission fee of 300 yen, Naritasan Temple, not a white sash and climb it. Admission to and within 3 hours, and should not going down to 4:00 PM. Says the experience in the mountains, it is not.
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  • Mt. Miwa-Yama a popular spot in Nara. That could climb the mountain object of visit by the faith of many. Participants in lightly in that restaurant smoking bans, and God is never like hiking and climbing, climbing to do not find the reception office. Morning from 9 a.m. opening is already regulars who doubles as a safety check, was climbed. Or you can climb with bare feet and more blessings. Also on the day of the full moon the power become the best is like. Sleep is so physical there the hard way about an hour, where it may take a little bit more on vacation. Start narrow-Sai, is God of the illness from the drugs well your holy water springs, so anyone can. Took when ripening cult hydration bottles to go of your drinking the holy water, I went back.
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  • Rock seat is located in the mountains, there were falls. New authentic white that he climbed in bare feet. Reaffirms that is visited on a tour again in the mountain of faith. My heart was washed.
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