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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Omiwa Shrine and other Sakurai attractions using our handy Sakurai day trip planning app .
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  • Miwa station is about 10 minutes. Anyway the old venerable shrine in himself, I worship. And resting place for the Shrine precincts, water and hot water are served free of charge. Fee-based vending machine was installed.  Toilets are available here. Miwa Torii of the separator and the object of three-wheeled mountain groups in application in unfortunately cannot offer guided tours.
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  • I walked from the station three-wheeled. Morning 9:00 too much parking spaces near and it was already crowded shrine is. The temple main hall, Pat stroking the rabbit, Sai, the narrow. From here to the object of three-wheeled mountain 拝shimashita. Surprisingly, climbing many people worship and in families. It was a very pleasant had a two-hour round trip hiking. It is recommended to wear shoes, of course, firmly walk. Without the time, but did not eat soup in the tea was delicious.
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  • I went to the shrine from Tenri station in Miwa Station North exit (bus). Man in a 7-minute walk from three-wheeled Myojin shrine. Not that you get off the bus for a giant Torii gate at the entrance into the. Only buses considerably less, so caution is required. There is bus from from a Torii on the Saturday and Sunday only. A short walk from the entrance into the bottom. And to visit the shrine, only fragments Mairi and the sign, came after the shrine visit. The shrine, was surrounded by very fresh air.
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