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Omiwa Shrine, Sakurai
(4.6/5 based on 160 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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  • We visited on a touring bike. In the oldest shrine seems to be historical correct was disappointing. Of characteristics has a large Torii gate (stainless steel? )
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  • The weather was good from the date of kabukichō. Parent and child both lot and crowded. My grandfather's my grandma is also in big trouble.-. When asked in front of the shrine main shrine from around the country to acting! Undrinkable because today was the driver. Unfortunately regrettable.
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  • And son alone in the shrine, congratulation to Mt. Miwa, last time we went. This time it was crowded with 753.
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