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Shinozu Shrine

This is Shinozu Shrine. It has been worshipped as the local deity of Nakanosho Village. The year of the foundation is not clear; however, a tag with construction information stating the year 1456 was found. It means that it had already been built in the mid-Muromachi Period [the mid-15th century]. Its enshrined deity is Susanoo […]

Karasaki Shrine

This is Karasaki Shrine. It is one of the auxiliary shrines of Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine. It was reportedly founded during the reign of Emperor Jito [in the late 7th century]. Its enshrined deity is Wakemasahime no Kami. The shrine used to be called Wakemasahime Shrine, and the deity was widely worshipped by women, as it […]

Sekisemimaru Shrine

This is Sekisemimaru Shrine. It is believed to have been founded as a tutelary deity of Osaka checking station, the east entrance of Heiankyo (the then-capital), and the deity of paths to protect the safety of highways. There are Kamisha and Shimosha [which literally mean upper and lower shrines, respectively]. The enshrined deities of Kamisha […]

Shohoji Temple

This is Shohoji Temple. It was built on the mountainside of Mt. Iwama with an elevation of 443 meters between Kyoto and Shiga. Its official name is Iwamasan Shohoji Temple. The temple is a popular place for worship as the 12th stop on the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage. It was founded in 722 when the […]

Wada Shrine

This is Wada Shrine. According to the shrine’s history, it was founded in 675 and enshrines Takaokami, the deity of water. It is said that it was called Mototennosha Shrine or Hachidai-Ryuosha Shrine when it was founded. In the Edo Period [between the 17th and 19th centuries] it was worshipped as the local deity of […]

Zeze Shrine

Zeze Shrine is said to be the creation of the Nara period. In the Middle Ages, reverence from various warlords is quite prominent and there are records that the Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Hideyoshi’s wife Kitanomandokoro, Tokugawa Ieyasu and others offered sacred treasures. In the 3rd year of the Meiji Era (1870), the front gate got […]

Iwai Shrine

Iwai shrine is said to have been founded around the time of Emperor Tenji. The enshrined deities are the six pillars, such as Emperor Tenji and Emperor Kōbun, and it has also been recorded in “Engishiki” as an old shrine. Also called the Hachidai Ryuō, which is also the name of the god of water. […]

Tenson Shrine

Emperor Kanmu is the venerable maritime transport god for the Tenson shrine, and it is famous for the “Otsu festival” in October. The reason why it is also called “Yonomiya Shrine” is that it is enshrining the four pillars of Hikohohodemi no Mikoto, Kuninotokotachi no Mikoto, Oona Muchi no Mikoto and Tarashinakatsuhiko no Mikoto. There […]

Ōmi-jingū Shrine

The Ōmi-jingū Shrine has Emperor Tenji as the Main Enshrined God. In order to celebrate Emperor Tenji who opened the Ōtsu Palace, it has been built close-by the remains of the Palace’s remains in the 2600th Japanese Imperial Year, or 1940 (15th year of the Showa Period).It is said that many Shiga citizens attended the […]

Takebe-taisha Shrine

Located at about 500 meters east of Seta’s stone Bridge. It is called to be Omi Ichinomiya, one of the most prestigious nationwide companies with a long history. The enshrined deity is Yamoto Takeru no mikoto. In the Nara period Kanzakigun Tatebego was transferred to Seta Onoyama (unknown location)’s summit, then Takebeushi transferred it to […]