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Tamaki-jinja Shrine (玉置神社)

Tamaki-jinja Shrine is a miraculous shrine near the top of the 1,076 meter Mt. Tamaki at the southern end of the Omine Mountains. Legend says that the shrine was built in 37 B.C. in the era of Emperor Sujin in order to guard against fire at the imperial castle and to ward off evil spirits. The shrine is on the World Heritage Omine Okugake-michi (paths) and has prospered as a spiritual retreat for Buddhist Shugendo followers from Kumano and Omine for a very long time. In the grounds of the shrine are gigantic cedar trees including some cedar trees said to be 3,000 years old, and in 2004 the temple was designated a World Heritage Site under the name Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range.


Nara Pref. Yoshinoguntotsukawamura Tamaigawa 1 (YoshinoArea)

phone 0746640500

[Awarding place] 9:00-16:00

Review of Tamaki Shrine

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Reviewed:2020/01/21 Dont forget to hike to the top of Mt. Tamaki
Its really a beautiful shrine to feel nature, culture and history. Dont forget to hike up to Tamaishisha. If sky is clear, you can see the ocean from the shrine and the top of Mt. Tamaki.
Reviewed:2017/10/10 Difficult to reach but worthy
Its a long long way to reach because this sacred place has been worshipped by only a few, and not so many visit even today. Surrounded by deep forest, actually in mountains, hidden place but worthy...
Reviewed:2015/07/22 A little bit of walking (climbing stairs) and not a lot to see.
My grandson and I followed our guide up the long pleasant walk and steps to the Shrine. On our tour we were not allowed to go into the shrine so it was just the walk and the guides lecture. Hopefully...

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Nara Pref. Yoshinoguntotsukawamura Tamaigawa 1 [map]
[Awarding place] 9:00-16:00
open everyday
[Fusuma Admission fee to worship]
[Adult] 500yen
[Junior and senior high school students] 100yen
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          Nara Areas


          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture's treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains' Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.