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Himure Hachimangu Shrine (日牟禮八幡宮)

The Omi merchants had faith in this Shinto shrine from the days of old. According to tradition, the Emperor Seimu established it to worship Oshima Okami in 131 AD. The three Shinto gods now enshrined there are Hontawake-no-Mikoto, Okinagatarashihime-no-mikoto, and Himekami. The shrine holds two fire festivals: The Sagicho Festival in March, consisting of a competition where parishioners make portable shrines covered with talismans, and the Hachiman Festival in April where they burn an enormous 10-meter-tall torch.


Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Miyauchichou 257 (Kusatsu / OmihachimanArea)

phone 0748323151

Admission fee free

Review of Himure Hachimangu

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Reviewed:2019/10/01 Day trip from Osaka
This shrine is beautiful and worth stopping by. Best of all no entrance and is well kept. Restroom is across the street from the shrine. Many Japanese people come here for short prayers. We took a...
Reviewed:2019/04/30 Ancient Shrine
The Shrine is the largest shrine in Omihachiman, Shiga Prefecture It had a lot of history behind. It was first established by Takenouchi no Sukune in 131. It houses the God of War and attracted many...
Reviewed:2017/10/14 Just another temple
We took a quick look at Himurehacimangu while walking from the canal to the cable car ropeway, but no real reason to stop for more than five minutes.

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Shiga Pref. Oumihachimanshi Miyauchichou 257 [map]
Kusatsu / OmihachimanArea
Admission fee free
open everyday
Admission feeFree
Parking Lot
Available (70spaces)
※ When parking is not possible, such as during festivals
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.