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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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  • I'd love to shrines and temples. See information from the station on Kintetsu Line three-wheeled approach walk. Up to within 10-15 minutes long. Two Torii station bus stop, was bound for Tenri and Sakurai went out. Luckily, just the founding of a country anniversary was to participate in the BC Festival. Can you see in a solemn ritual of inspiring! Beautiful surrounding scenery. I thought the shrine's worry-free visit.
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  • This is the fourth visit. It is worthy the name of austere Japan's oldest shrine. We have gotten to visit day at this shrine to the always attracts many worshippers. Mt. Miwa-Yama in the object of worship in the ripening was capped cleansed himself when out. Glitz and Dunhuang Navigator and is a splendid shrine with dignified umbrella, but.
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  •  Click here to the shrine's God's sake from this pleasant so pray to go. Are equipped with parking is crowded by 11 a.m. Sunday. Maybe I'd walked, stopped in the parking lot in front of going too far. Because the shrine inside is quite up and down usually on lack of exercise people little Kitui. Fortune's fortunes.
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