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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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  • Visit the Muro-ji Temple in the car on the way back stop at this shrine. Spacious parking is on the side of the approach, the car is also safe. Approach to walk through the gate, go back, and gods are felt. It is the oldest shrine in Japan. Placing the shrine containing the object of worship, obeisance to the Kamiyama's unique visits way.
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  • There is an annual event or something, and pretty crowded. If you go, choose if you want to worship quietly in the event nothing can visit slowly.
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  • Invited by the weather, and we have. To know only the crowd out of the shrine is during the daytime on weekdays and pass through the large gate and suddenly slipped to the Showa era. Beautifully arched bridge over climbing the stairs, behind the sacred Temple of solemn. Some goldsmiths is very bright. Cherry blossoms around the grounds were beautiful.
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  • Yahiko shrine, Karita's big primary Okami. "Hopes for a shrine to Mt. Miwa-Yama in the Grand Slams, came from across the ocean at large country main God from this how this nation building should go good, gone to eternity had done the nation-building as well as a large country main God according to the Kojiki, sukunahikona and conflicted God. A historical shrine, which honors as the big game Chief God wakon in his large country main God, okuninushi God aka in 1 book "Chronicles of Japan". (Omit the middle) is Tycoon Lord Serpent God, and have the character of the water or the God of Thunder, except rice harvests, plague has attracted a devout faith as God, sake brewing (brewing). (Omitted on the way) snakes prey on mice has been a symbol of harvest from time immemorial. For this reason, most likely with one of the old faith in God. "(Source: Wikipedia) to sort out confusing (note) so far. First one-armed okuninushi small Gen (sukunahikona) in arm next Tycoon (oomononushi) is. Okuninushi (ookuninushi) ≈ big, Masami Yuki (governs) ≈ Tycoon (oomononushi) ≈ Daikoku (Daikoku) ≈ Ebisu (Ebisu) and UNO chaos. Himiko is no. 7 teen spirit Emperor's daughter, no. 11 vertical Hitoshi Emperor's daughter and friends sad Emperor in 14 妻神-Jingu Empress theory is. Mononobe clan ancestor Jao speed nigihayahi Sunday, the Soga ancestor ancestors Takeuchi 「武内宿禰」 (takeuchisukune), Nakatomi and Fujiwara GE roof (amenokoyane).
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  • Stepping on the approach of the shrine will be thick and lush trees and transformed air. Has the grandeur of course feel the other temples and shrines and temples shrine seems exceptional. Occasionally, without any reason places you want to visit
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  • "Tycoon Lord Okami" is dedicated, is considered the oldest shrine in Japan. Object of worship is a three-wheeled mountain behind. There is a rare Torii is called the three Torii gate at the back of the sanctuary.
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  • Japan's leading power spot. This is one of the oldest shrines in Japan. Mt. Miwa-Yama was previously forbidden in somebody, but now the narrow precincts, Sai, with purification, cross to enter. Mt. Miwa-Yama in ban seems to be taking. Original nokyo-sho book
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  • Appear Tycoon Lord Okami Karita / Tycoon Lord great God ōkuninushi failure at nation-building "go well if I 祀reba to the mountains in the East. "In a three-wheeled mountain rises behind this Sanctuary Tycoon Lord Daijingu shrine, you're thinking. This company but the main shrine, taking a form of ancient obeisance to the Mt. Miwa-Yama in the Museum.
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