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Omiwa Shrine (三輪明神 大神神社)

Omiwa Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and the site has been sacred ground for some of the earliest religious practices. The Miwa Torii (shrine gate), the gate marking the transition from the profane to the sacred, and the worship hall have been designated as important cultural assets of the country. Although we know from records that the worship hall was founded in the Kamakura period, the shrine as we know it now was rebuilt by Tokugawa Ietsuna, the fourth Tokugawa shogun. The enshrined deity is revered as a guardian deity of human life in the sense of building a nation. People are welcome to join the festivals held here throughout the year. Omiwa Shrine is approximately five minutes on foot from JR Miwa Station.

place

Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Miwa 1422 (Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea)

phone 0744426633
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Precincts Free

Review of Sai Shrine

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Reviewed:2019/01/10 A Fine Old Shrine; Beautiful Setting
This shrine is the entry point for the hike up to the top of Mount Miwa. Please be respectful; the mountain is a sacred site, too. The shrine is on the Yamanobe no Michi trail, which is the subject...
Reviewed:2016/11/06 Sai Shrine - beautiful temple on the Yamanobe-no-michi trail
The Sai shrine is a beautiful temple on the Yamanobe-no-michi trail. It may not be easy to find the next stage of the route, but the trail continues just in front of the restaurants/ shops. It is...
Reviewed:2020/04/02 緊張しました!!
大神神社の北側にある大神神社の摂社。神宿る山の三輪山の西側に鎮座し、ここには三輪山の登山口があります。
狭井神社は「さいじんじゃ」と読みます。
大神神社の荒魂を祀る神社で大神神社の摂社・末社のなかでも抜群の存在感があり、神宿る山の三輪山の麓にあるせいか、神秘的な空気が漂い、大神神社と同様に緊張してしまいました。

狭井神社拝殿の脇には万病に効くという薬水が湧き出る「薬井戸」があり多くの人が水を汲ん...

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Address
Nara Pref. Sakuraishi Miwa 1422 [map]
Area
Asuka / Kashihara / SakuraiArea
Phone
0744426633
Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(450spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          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.