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Hino's most prominent shrine is best known for the Hino Matsuri festival on May 2-3. The shrine was originally atop Mt. Watamuki, Hino's tallest mountain. It was moved to its present location in 796.
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Later the shrine became Lord Gamou's family shrine and it was revered by Hino merchants during the Edo Period. This is the Shrine grounds. Map
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The shrine also holds the Hino Matsuri on May 2-3.
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Torii at Umamioka Watamuki Shrine in Hino, Shiga Pref.
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Stone bridge
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Stone bridge
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Mikoshi portable shrine
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Rear view
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Garden
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Senryo Matsu pine tree千両松
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Painted (and fading) wooden tablets
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Painted (and fading) wooden tablet
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Shakunage or rhododendron
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Toward the exit
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