Iwashimizu Hachimangu, Yawata

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  • As a national treasure. Recently seen here also tend to visit the seen featured on TV, and who lived in Kyoto and visited. AOI Crest was hidden, and so have seen. You can put around a little, and have so far show only God could watch. Shine red and gold to blue sky. It is a long history but well-kept building. Mountains of wood, bamboo and wild birds? The bus ride is about cable is recommended. Even stand resting nearby. Stand next to the smoking mountain is non-smoking throughout.
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  • Take the otokoyama cable located in Yawata-Shi station, Mt. otokoyama visited iwashimizu hachimangu shrine located near the Summit. In the wider environment, but in the closet that worshippers tend to were quite crowded. In prayer, Miko 2 others almost every five minutes, along with the sound of the flute and the drum dance of prayer had.
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  • Without knowing the dipping sauce is famous and venerable shrine is located on the mountain so. It is good to go by car. Parking at all found signs on the road, do we did not.
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  • It is a beautiful place full of history!
  • Hiking in Yawata City
  • You can enjoy a pleasant short hike up the mountain.
  • Last Saturday (January 24), it was such a fine day here in Kyoto, that I couldn’t resist biking to the Yawata area of Kyoto and pay a visit to the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū shrine (石清水八幡宮) on Mt. Otokoyama (男山). Although it was near the end of January many people were still coming to the shrine to celebrate Hatsumōde (初詣). As I entered the shrine grounds, sacred kagura music was being played, while a shrine maiden or Miko performed a purification ceremony. She was purifying Hamaya arrows. They are “demon-breaking arrows” and many people bought them to ward off misfortune and attract good luck. In the other hand she was holding a Kagura suzu or “divine entertainment bells”, while the flute and drum accompanied her. Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is like a fortress on a hill with a scenic view of the Yawata area. The shrine was founded in 859 by the monk Gyōkyō (行教) and is dedicated to “Hachiman” the god of war. The present Honden (本殿) was built by the third shogun, Tokugawa Iemitsu, in 1634. Many Emperors and Shogun’s visited here to pray for success in the many battles they fought. Until this day the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū is one of the three most important Hachiman shrines in Japan. It was also the head shrine of the Minamoto clan. Minamoto no Yorinobu, in 1046 as governor of Kawachi, began worship at the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū Shrine. Iwashimizu Hachiman-gū has an interesting connection to the life and work of Thomas Edison, who used bamboo collected from the groves at the shrine by his assistant William H. Moore to make filaments for his first electric light bulb in 1880. After visiting the shrine don’t forget to visit the observatory to get a splendid view of the Yawata area.
  • History from Heian shrine. Precious cultural assets are numerous there. One of the three major Hachiman in Japan. Known as the shrine of apotropaic and good luck. Located at the top, so easy and good to go on the cable car to the scenery and nice walk overlooking the Songhua Temple ruins along the way. Excellent views from the Summit. After a rich nature and good views to the seasons. Hatsumode crowded with worshippers of course. Under many stalls, festive mood. Of cherry blossoms and from March to April guy cherry Festival is done. Since Thomas Edison using Coco bamboo incandescent light bulbs on for long periods was also built Edison Memorial Temple. 6/2016 1, append 2/2016 was designated as a national treasure. So that more tourists than before. Several times visited
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