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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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  • Could not go it went from a previous visit is finally asked go in bite. It was around midnight on Sunday, but weather well lots of people came was. We have parking near the Shrine had a wait time, but leave a little and stop smoothly.
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  • Morning 9:00 arrived ago it was filled with people. From the station three-wheeled, Mt. Miwa-Yama and knowing, are enshrined there is the entrance to Mt. Miwa-Yama, made visits to make and was happy. I now want to climb the mountain.
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  • This year the shrine went to the shrine in Nara. The jam is made by car. Whatever, in Nara, third many worshippers praying shrine. Because only Mt. Miwa-Yama shrine is not. Peel the White Snake and says please and enshrined the sacred tree, the eggs had been offering. There is also a famous Miwa somen station.
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