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Shirahige Jinja, Takashima

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Historic Site Religious Site
Shirahige Jinja is a Shinto shrine in Takashima in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko Okami. It is the head shrine of the Shirahige Shrines around the country.
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  • And for a while after leaving the station an anti-fog River in Shiga Prefecture Takashima City Road, South Shore looks Torii. Shirahige shrine Torii said. Figure floating in the calm Lake is not just a Torii on Miyajima scale, that's fine.
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  • Nice as the pictures I-and also go all the way, but I think it is, and would have taken many minutes to cross the highway traffic is intense, no pedestrian crossing, poor visibility. A small parking place, cannot be right. It is not recommended because there is full of attractions in the area around Lake Biwa. By the way, smoothly road one and, I'll pass.
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  • It is said Lake shrine, famous mystical Torii shrine. Takes a 30-minute walk from the nearest station, OMI Takashima. Or by taxi, and convenient.
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  • I will preface this by saying we stopped at Omi-Maiko station from Kyoto and decided to walk to this tori gate, thinking it would be a nice leisurely walk along the beach. And so it was for about 10-15 minutes, until we were forced to walk along "Route 161", a legitimate highway, for the next hour. About ten minutes away, we were able to see it in the distance, beckoning us and granting us strength as we marched ever closer. Unfortunately there's no grand fanfare once you arrive, it's literally a few stairs off the side of the highway and then about 20 meters of water between you and the gate, but it is still a sight to behold. I'm glad to have seen it but please just get off at Omi-Takashima station which is a generally pleasant 20 minute walk away.
  • Inspiring, just to look at and imagine how it was built. Tranquilizing, to sit and watch the waves. Also love the night shots of the torii I see here. Must visit!
  • Saying that shrine is nothing more than a floating torii would be a very a simplification, it's actually a head shrine with a nice matsuri! But watching either the sunrise or sunset with a few drinks is probably the best to do ;)
  • The tori gate in Lake biwa is a nice sight, but the rest of the jinja is a bit dull (there is a nice stone slab/painting though).
  • one of my favourite place in Japan

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