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Shirahige-jinja Shrine (白鬚神社)

A Shinto shrine situated along the Nishi-Oumi Highway in Ukawa, Takashima City. Dedicated to Sarutahiko-no-mikoto, the shrine is said to grant worshippers long life. Because of the shrine’s large torii gate standing in the waters of Lake Biwa, the shrine is also known as the “Itsukushima of Omi.”

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Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Ukawa 215 (Kosai / TakashimaArea)

phone 0740361555
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Admission fee free

Review of Shirahige Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/03/02 Easy walk to the shrine from Omi-Takashima Station
It is an easy flat walk from Omi-Takashima Station to the shrine with lots to see along the way - Omizo Castle ruins, Otomegaike Pond, rice fields and the 48 buddhas. We took lunch and picnicked at...
Reviewed:2019/04/29 The view is everything
The arch in the water is certainly the landmark that steals the show. Most visitors here take photos at and with the arch which leaves the actual shrine quieter.
Reviewed:2019/04/17 A historical temple
A historical temple that should be visited on a sunny day. Its slippery on the walkway uphill to the various architecture.

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Details

Address
Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Ukawa 215 [map]
Area
Kosai / TakashimaArea
Phone
0740361555
Hours
Admission fee free
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.