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Omiwa Shrine, Sakurai

(4.6/5 based on 180 reviews on the web)
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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  • Through the shrine here in 40 years. I feel that 祓wa evil's new year's day, he had one year. Go up and change the air. Buy lucky charms and Jinja shrine, climb on and prevent disease. Descended from the natural water next to it, where home is. It seems there are effects of avoiding the disease. Alley climbing further on from the shrine is. I've never been a power spot. In the climacteric congratulation? Prayer? It was 4000 yen. Misfortune will come off!
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  • It is most like shrines in Nara in me. In the Shinto shrine is famous historical site, fall will be. Has shifted many times.
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  • Miwa somen is famous, its origin is this shrine is one of Ichinomiya, Ichinomiya across the country in is quite attractive. Shrine is a large, impressive enough. Attractions, more than I thought was long. Close to the Miwa somen noodle restaurant and sweet shop Ms many souvenir shops, and enjoy it. Slowly, you want to go.
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