Trip Planner:   Asia  /  Japan  /  Kinki  /  Shiga Prefecture  /  Inukami-gun  /  Taga-cho  /  Historic Sites  /  Taga Taisha

Taga Taisha, Taga-cho

(4.3/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Taga-taisha is a Shinto shrine located in Taga, Shiga Prefecture, Japan dedicated to Izanagi and Izanami. It is associated with long life, successful marriage and good fortune. The shrine is frequently referred to as O-taga-san by local residents. The gardens of the inner shoin are a nationally designated Place of Scenic Beauty.HistoryThis ancient shrine is old enough to have been mentioned in the Kojiki. According to that text it dates from 620, having been built during a time when Buddhism and Shinto were both doing very well. It contains both a Buddhist temple and Shinto shrine. The shrine has beautiful garden and a stone bridge, which were constructed by Toyotomi Hideyoshi as an offering for his mother's long life. It is next to the study attached to the Shrine offices.FestivalsKorei-taisai: Most important festival held on April 22. Also known as Taga-matsuri.Otaue-sai: A festival of planting rice with traditional rites held on June 7.Mantō-sai: A lantern festival held on the night of August 3-5.Specialty goodsOtaga-shakushi: A talisman shakushi from the reign of Empress Genshō. Allegedly the origin of the Japanese word otamajakushi.Itokiri-mochi: A Japanese sweet made of mochi rice sold at souvenir shops around the shrine. Itokiri-mochi was first made to celebrate the Japanese victory over the Mongols.
Use our Taga-cho vacation builder to arrange your visit to Taga Taisha and other attractions in Taga-cho.
Source
Create a full Taga-cho itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Taga-cho

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Shiga Prefecture by other users

7 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE June, teens, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Japan BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Kyoto Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture & Osaka Prefecture BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 1 day in Otsu BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Otsu BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in South Korea & Japan BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Japan BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 1 day in Takashima BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES June, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 27 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Stretch your legs from the Hikone Castle, visits first thing in the morning. Shrine maiden can get ready in the morning and clean living, breathing and feeling. The arched bridge cross. Love Fortune is your age?
    View original
  • On the road nearly 35 years ago, by success in an examination for high school visit, since countless times comes to visit, this time to the Ise Shrine to pray, to pray has been.  You could visit makes a short walk from the temporary parking lot, Park nearby free parking on weekdays.  Felt sorry God, this day has happened to be cleaning the water basin, because the water could still worshipped. Ginger with sweet sake and specialty yarn 切餅 is recommended.
    View original
  • Votive festivals are annually not only pray, I can see customers rely on bows and arrows. 1 hour and quite rich. Very recommended.
    View original
Google
  • Lantern Festival in the summer when people are terrific, but I so people no more perfect will. Shrine is great, wonderful. Public transportation is just bad! Parking is where should I Park, and trains are less difficult to understand. Hell of a local tour with postcard coupon and voucher Fortune 500 yen is not good. Sando also dingy shops have a whiff of the city. Tourist attraction I'm more motivated!
    View original
  • It is very splendid shrine. Weight length of history to explore this. The travelers who visit some lovely as can be for a wide variety. That minimialist, has let lit environment is too late. Scoop (children): Coco's features is write their wishes on the paddle, you can pray. Also more boutiques in Taga Taisha Shrine since, buying meals and souvenirs, is useful.
    View original
  • Is a very beautiful shrine's parent God heaven Amaterasu in Ise Jingu Shrine is revered. Of Ise-Jingu Shrine in the crowded can't barely visits is also not helpful, slowly.
    View original
  • Said the oldest among temples while unsure of the Taga-Cho, inukami-gun, Shiga shrine Temple, which features historic charm oumi. In the shrine's being nicknamed the Taga, OMI
    View original
  • -Shrine, shrine Taga Taisha Taga in Shiga Prefecture, first count is 239 companies across the country. Parent God of life from the God of the old life prolongment long life and good luck and good-luck charm was made has become a tourist destination around the shrine here, so enjoy your walk way from the station to the shrine! According to Kojiki in the incredibly shrine is there and 0/712. Taga Taisha, famous Taga skimmer amulet as a spatula to scoop Taga (otagajiyakushi) that traditionally have, so it's been and the origin of the name "ladle" and "tadpole". For fulfillment of the prayer 大政所 mother's sick mother consumed Colophon garden, Hideyoshi taikou bridge, hot faith in shrine renovation the Lord give equal 10000 stones it is donated. Wow is good thank you to it! It was a great environment.
    View original