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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine (日吉大社)

A Shinto shrine located in Sakamoto, Otsu City. The shrine was founded some 2,100 years ago. The shrine is also the head shrine of all 3,800 Hiyoshi, Hie, and Sanno shrines in Japan. Positioned in the unlucky direction northeast of the ancient capital of Heian-kyo, the shrine is believed to provide protection from misfortune and disaster and even today worshippers come here to receive these benefits. 3,000 maple trees grow on the shrine’s grounds, making it a renowned destination for autumn foliage in the fall as well.

place

Shiga Pref. Otsushi Sakamoto 5-1-1 (OtsuArea)

phone 0775780009
place

9:00-16:30

Review of Hiyoshi Taisha

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2016/05/05 Good starter before going to the Hieisan-Enryakuji
This shrine locates at the foot of the mountain which accommodates the Enryakuji.
We stopped by on our way and find it very relaxing but sorry to say that the Enryakuji overwhelmed us. But I was...
Reviewed:2016/03/28 You will like especially if you are not bored of shrines
I didnt plan to visit this place but I walked along it and I had some spare time to spend. It was on the 5th day of my Kyoto trip so I got a bit bored by the temples and shrines but overall, it was...
Reviewed:2016/03/24 Waterfalls
The temple grounds are very large , forest kind of area , no amazing things , Just near the entrance there are 3 stone bridges and a rather large leaning pine tree...but if you go in Autumn it is lit...

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Details

Address
Shiga Pref. Otsushi Sakamoto 5-1-1 [map]
Area
OtsuArea
Phone
0775780009
Hours
9:00-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission sponsorship fee] Adults300yen, Children150yen
Parking Lot
Available(About50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
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.