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Omiwa Shrine, Sakurai

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Explore one of the oldest Shinto shrines in the land, Omiwa Shrine--notable for its lack of sacred images or objects, it honors the mountain on which it stands. Wander the peaceful grounds, nestled in the trees, with an ancient Japanese cedar here considered as sacred. The main hall of worship stands purposefully empty, reflecting the sensibility of the Kofun period (250 to 538 CE): since the mountain itself is venerated, the trees are protected and grow densely upon it. Pilgrims can climb the mountain, but need to apply at the adjacent Sai Jinja and must wearing a white sash while doing so, after going through a Shinto ritual. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Omiwa Shrine by using our Sakurai itinerary builder.
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  • This is worth the drive from Nara City for its antiquity and serenity. The temple complex includes a smaller shrine where one can taste (and take home!) fresh spring water from the mountain. There is ...  more »
  • This is the oldest shrine in Japan. The Miwa mountain itself is the object of warship and shows the ancient animism. Atmosphere there is very calm and remind us the being something great. 日本最古の神社です。山そ...  more »
  • We started our long walk (Yamanobe-no-Michi trail) at the parking place near the Omiwa Shrine. It is a beautiful temple complex where we witnessed a ceremony for the (Japanese) visitors comprising mon...  more »
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  • Study of relation to the shrine of the same name is expected. Large Japanese Shinto shrine (kokufu-Cho, Tokushima prefecture) Karita "Fuchu-no-miya" and familiar of his precious life (okuninushi) Engi-Shiki in the Yomiuri Shimbun. That company became a center of religion and State in Awa-ancient dynasty Governor Office was placed on the ground, as the nationalist government of successive Governor revered thicker. Guardian seal mark and Treasury debt is issued and and reportedly called by divine and mark debt daimyojin. I wish not to lose "tsuma" i.e. the Governor's Palace and of Tsukasa's key, and it was kept in the shrine. 0/1870 great Japanese shrines and Bong was raised the same 5 years to Tillman and Peerage, was promoted to Prefecture, 0/1936.
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  • Yahiko shrine, Karita's big primary Okami. "Hopes for a shrine to Mt. Miwa-Yama in the Grand Slams, came from across the ocean at large country main God from this how this nation building should go good, gone to eternity had done the nation-building as well as a large country main God according to the Kojiki, sukunahikona and conflicted God. A historical shrine, which honors as the big game Chief God wakon in his large country main God, okuninushi God aka in 1 book "Chronicles of Japan". (Omit the middle) is Tycoon Lord Serpent God, and have the character of the water or the God of Thunder, except rice harvests, plague has attracted a devout faith as God, sake brewing (brewing). (Omitted on the way) snakes prey on mice has been a symbol of harvest from time immemorial. For this reason, most likely with one of the old faith in God. "(Source: Wikipedia) to sort out confusing (note) so far. First one-armed okuninushi small Gen (sukunahikona) in arm next Tycoon (oomononushi) is. Okuninushi (ookuninushi) ≈ big, Masami Yuki (governs) ≈ Tycoon (oomononushi) ≈ Daikoku (Daikoku) ≈ Ebisu (Ebisu) and UNO chaos. Himiko is no. 7 teen spirit Emperor's daughter, no. 11 vertical Hitoshi Emperor's daughter and friends sad Emperor in 14 妻神-Jingu Empress theory is. Mononobe clan ancestor Jao speed nigihayahi Sunday, the Soga ancestor ancestors Takeuchi 「武内宿禰」 (takeuchisukune), Nakatomi and Fujiwara GE roof (amenokoyane).
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  • Torii with a strong presence, there is shrine to that destination. Oh, the mountain is Mt. Miwa-Yama, huh?... And just by staring at the mountain, a sacred feeling. Because Adonis was sold for the holidays buy and placed at the front door. Shrine representing the Sakurai city, NARA is the object of worship of the shrine, Mt. Miwa-Yama. Is a Shinto shrine with great charm. I think links to other shrines to the left to visit the shrine, so take a look at once went there.
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  • Clearly, God's power is too great. Let's pray from decently paid untainted by payment. And I feel the great power from the mountain. I feel better saying the power spot and avoided visits to flighty about spirit.
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  • A beautiful shrine. Impression also inserting ramen shop at the entrance. Next time you want to trek.
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