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Omiwa Shrine, Sakurai
(4.5/5 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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  • I went about on Saturday afternoon. Pochipochi of tourists. It is difficult to take pictures not people come. There were stalls around the entrance. Is where you wish you went with tourist, but it's best impression. Love beads for prayer each time. Ever went to several shrines and temples, but here we wish you a very long time. I feel something. More than the beaches.
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  • On's favorite daughter 753. And still the 3-year-old daughter to pray to, or be worried that many children, there was no problem. We had balloons and sweets and stationery, etc.
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  • Home visit and come to the shrine, speaking. Degrees around the shrine is always friendly to me covered come into relief.
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