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Oyamato-jinja Shrine (大和神社)

This extremely old shrine had acquired a plot of land second only to Ise Jingu Shrine by the early Heian Period. It enshrines the Shinto deities Yamato no Okuni-mitama, Yachihoko no Okami, and Otoshi no Kami. It was also the guardian shrine of the Battleship Yamato. Because they shared the same name, part of the shrine's tutelary deities was enshrined in the ship through a Shinto ritual known as Bunrei. In 2018, the shrine's Chan-chan Festival was designated as a Prefectural Intangible Folk Cultural Property.

place

Nara Pref. Tenrishi Nizumichou 306 (Ikaruga / IkomaArea)

phone 0743660044
place

9:00-16:00

Review of Oyamato Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/12/30 Ancient Shinto Shrine
A fine location, a bit off the beaten path, but worth the visit if you have the time. By beaten path I mean the Yamanobe no Michi trail. Theres a new guidebook for that hiking trail called The...
Reviewed:2020/03/28 広い境内の神社です
JR桜井線長柄駅から徒歩10分ほどです。途中に案内表示が有るので迷わず行くことが出来ました。境内は広く、桜もチラホラと咲き始めていました。戦時中には戦艦大和内部にも分霊が祀られたとの事です。
Reviewed:2019/10/13 戦艦大和ゆかりの神社
戦艦大和の名前の由来はこの神社からきたらしい。お守りも、最強という名の勝負のお守りがある。勝負に勝ちたい時はこちらに詣るのがいいみたい。商売繁盛の神社もある。

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Address
Nara Pref. Tenrishi Nizumichou 306 [map]
Area
Ikaruga / IkomaArea
Phone
0743660044
Hours
9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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