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Taga Taisha, Taga-cho

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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.
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  • 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?
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  • 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.
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  • Votive festivals are annually not only pray, I can see customers rely on bows and arrows. 1 hour and quite rich. Very recommended.
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  • 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!
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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
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  • -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.
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