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From JR Yasu Station, take a bus to Oshinohara which is this intersection. 大篠原
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From the Oshinohara intersection, turn right into the road and walk. Cross the river. It's a quiet rural neighborhood.
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Soon you'll see this fork in the road. Go right.
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Path to Osasahara Shrine.
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Osasahara Shrine torii. MAP
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Osasahara Shrine's Haiden Hall is what you first see when you enter the shrine grounds.
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Beyond the Haiden Hall is the Honden Hall (right) and the small Shinohara Jinja Shrine on the left which happens to be an Important Cultural Property. A fence prevents you from getting closer.
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About Osasahara Shrine and Shinohara Shrine (in Japanese).
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Osasahara Shrine's Honden Hall. The shrine dates from the mid-Heian Period. It is dedicated to a god named Susano-o.
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Osasahara Shrine's Honden Hall, a National Treasure in Yasu, Shiga. The shrine dates from the mid-Heian Period. It is dedicated to a god named Susano-o. 大笹原神社 本殿
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On the left is Shinohara Shrine dedicated to Ishikoritome, the god of mochi rice cakes. The rice around here was said to be ideal for making mochi.
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Osasahara Shrine's Honden Hall, a National Treasure. 大笹原神社 本殿
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Way back to the torii.
     
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