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Yasukuni Shrine is Japan's most prominent shrine for the war dead. Near Kudanshita Station on the Tozai Subway Line. This is the first giant torii
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Toriimoto-juku is the sixty-third of the sixty-nine stations or shukuba post towns on the Nakasendo Road. It is the fourth Nakasendo station in Shiga (following Bamba-juku in Maibara), and one of ten Nakasendo stations in Shiga.
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Although the Honjin is long gone, there are a few reminders of its shukuba past. Near Ohmi Railways Toriimoto Station. Map
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Ohmi Railways Toriimoto Station platform
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Ohmi Railways Toriimoto Station building
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Ohmi Railways Toriimoto Station building
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Second torii
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Entrance to garden via Tokiwa Shrine. One of Japan's three most famous gardens, Kairakuen is especially noted for thousands of plum blossom trees which bloom in Feb. and March.One of Japan's three most famous gardens, Kairakuen is especially noted for thousands of plum blossom trees which bloom in Feb. and March.
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Toriimoto Station building built in 1931 when the station opened and still in use.
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Hiroshige's woodblock print of Toriimoto (64th post town on the Nakasendo) from his Kisokaido series.
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Toriimoto-juku is the sixty-third of the sixty-nine stations or shukuba post towns on the Nakasendo Road. It is the fourth Nakasendo station in Shiga (following Bamba-juku in Maibara), and one of ten Nakasendo stations in Shiga.
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Back view of second torii
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Site of Honjin Lodge
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Nagahama Hachimangu Shrine torii on New Year's Day. Nagahama's most popular shrine for New Year's worship (hatsumode). MAP
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Oarai Isosaki Shrine's giant torii
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Nakasendo Road
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Oarai Isosaki Shrine's giant torii
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Path to shrine with stone lanterns, and cars.
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Oarai town
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Entering Tagata Shrine, dedicated to Tamahime-no-Mikoto (daughter of a local feudal lord) and Mitoshi-no-Kami (deity of harvests).
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Stone lanterns
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Oarai Isosaki Shrine torii at sea
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Police station
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Oarai Isosaki Shrine torii at sea
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Yasukuni Shrine, Torii and Haiden hall
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The shrine grounds was filled with cars on New Year's Day. Apparently, the shrine has no parking lot.
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Oarai Isosaki Shrine torii at sea
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Plaque
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Another entrance to the shrine
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Hachimangu Shrine torii
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Torii at sea
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Hachimangu Shrine torii
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Shoreline
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Road marker
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Hachimangu Shrine
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Isosaki Shrine torii as seen from the beach
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Road marker: Go left for the Nakasendo Road or right for the Hikone Road.
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Torii gate to Kumano-sha Shrine.
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Haiden hall 拝殿
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Hachimangu Shrine. Do not climb on the horse.
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Isosaki Shrine's second giant torii
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Ice sculpture of two rats. 2008 is the year of the rat.
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Sanno torii gate and the West entrance. Escalator on the right. This torii style is unique to Hie Shrines. The shrine is nearest to Tameike-Sanno Station on the Ginza and Nanboku subway lines. 山王鳥居
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This is early in the morning when the 54 portable shrines who had gathered in front of the shrine depart for the procession one after another.
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Isosaki Shrine torii
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Yakuimon Gate at the Arikawa machiya home. Emperor Meiji rested at the Arikawa home. A family still lives in this home. 有川家住宅 薬医門
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Sanno torii gate 山王鳥居
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Isosaki Shrine torii
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Main building of the Arikawa home, Toriimoto's most distinguished-looking building. This main building was built in 1759. The Arikawa family were a drug manufacturer. The home was designated as an Important Cultural Property in 2012.
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Oagata Shrine torii
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Honden Hall 本殿
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Ontake Jinja 御嶽神社
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Nezu Shrine torii gate 根津神社
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Sanno torii gate 山王鳥居
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Isosaki Shrine
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New Year's prayers amid snow.
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Nezu Shrine torii gate 根津神社
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Giant votive tablet (2006 is the year of the dog)
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Futami Okitama Shrine does not have a main hall (Honden) like most other shrines. It worships the Okitama Sacred Stone in the ocean beyond the Wedded Rocks. 二見興玉神社
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Buying omikuji fortune paper
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Shrine
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Shrine souvenirs
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Koma-inu lion dog and lanterns
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Votive tablet
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Boat museum within the shrine grounds
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Another torii
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Path from shrine
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Torii to Benzaiten Shrine
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Benzaiten Shrine
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Torii
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Benzaiten Shrine
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Torii to Tenmangu Shrine 天満宮
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Nearby Hachiman Shrine.
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Torii ahead. Mt. Mitake is topped with a Shinto shrine.
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Torii
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Inari Sando torii gates 稲荷参道
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Back of torii
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Inari Sando torii gates are donated by individuals and companies for business prosperity. 稲荷参道
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Inari Sando torii gates 稲荷参道
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Sanno torii gate leading to the Omotesando path to the shrine. 山王鳥居
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Entrance to the shrine. The shrine has a long history, spanning 1,400 years beginning with Shotoku Taishi who built Kawaraji temple on this mountain and also prayed at Tarobo shrine known for making miracles happen. Map
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The portable shrine (mikoshi) passes through Hie Shrine's torii to join the procession. 神輿
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The Land Procession is one of the festival's two main events. It starts with a group of taiko drummers.
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Taiko drummers at the shrine's Otorii gate. 催太鼓
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Mikoshi
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Shishimai lion dance
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Shrine
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御羽車
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Portable shrine 御羽車
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Oshiro Shrine torii 大城神社
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Azaleas and torii gates
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Azaleas and torii gates
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Torii
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Entrance to Tagata Shrine crowded with people waiting for the procession to arrive.
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The tekomai geisha enter Tomioka Hachimangu Shrine.
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Torii gates and azaleas
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Crowd at the shrine entrance.
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Torii gates and azaleas
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Go up the stone steps and pass by a Shinto shrine.
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Hachiman Jinja Shrine in Asahi, Maibara. The Asahi Honen Taiko Odori is supposed to be performed at Oka Shrine, but they perform it here on Oct. 4. MAP
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The shrine is on the road going to Nagahama.
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Small torii and shrine.
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No sign for this little shrine.
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Shrine and torii at the summit.
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Shrine and torii at the summit.
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A shrine with a view.
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Gods here must be happy to see such grand views.
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This is almost near the mountain's peak.
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The path on the left leads to the mountain's peak.
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Entrance to Enoshima's main drag. After you pass through this torii, you walk uphill along a narrow road lined with tourist souvenir shops.
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Entrance to Yasaka Shrine
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Second torii also has a fine view of Mt. Fuji.
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Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine's second torii has a fine view of Mt. Fuji.
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Mt. Fuji and torii pillar.
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You can also enter the shrine through this eastern torii.
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eastern torii.
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Mt. Komagatake and Hakone Shrine's torii in the water.
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Hakone Shrine's torii in the water. Looks tiny, but it's actually a giant torii.
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Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, and Hakone Shrine's torii in the water.
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Mt. Fuji, Lake Ashi, and Hakone Shrine's torii in the water. This is a symbolic shot of Hakone.
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Hakone Shrine's large torii shows the way to the shrine. About 20-min. walk to the shrine from the port.
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Entering Hakone Shrine at Moto Hakone.
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Hakone Shrine
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Hakone Shrine's torii you see from the pirate boat on Lake Ashi looks tiny, but it's actually a giant torii of Hakone Shrine.
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Comparable to the torii at Miyajima in Hiroshima. Not doubt one of the most photographed in Japan.
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About the torii.
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Lake Ashi from Moto-Hakone
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Hakone Shrine's torii in autumn.
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On Feb. 3, 2011, the annual setsubun festival was held at Hie Shrine at 11:30 am. People await the arrival of the people who will throw the beans.
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The setsubun procession arrives at the shrine.
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Hie Shrine priests.
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Sumo stablemasters Dewanoumi and Mihogaseki.
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Sumo wrestlers including Aran.
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Yuusuke, a singer.
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Proceeding to the shrine. First they had a ceremony.
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They enter the shrine for the ceremony.
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Mamemaki bean-throwing at Hie Jinja Shrine for setsubun.
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Hie Shrine's beans were tossed in little plastic bags with a paper label inside. Catching this one should bring me good luck this year.
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After the bean-throwing, a short show by singer Yuusuke was held.
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Yuusuke sings at Hie Shrine for setsubun. 遊助
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Hello Kitty also with Yuusuke. 遊助
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遊助
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遊助
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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine at the foot of Mt. Hie in Otsu, Shiga Prefecture is the head shrine for all Hiyoshi, Hie, and Sanno Shrines in Japan (around 2,000). Hiezan Sakamoto Station on the JR Kosei Line and Keihan Line's Sakamoto Station are nearest.
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Another torii on the Sando road leading to Hiyoshi Taisha. This neighborhood is called Sakamoto which is noted for traditional architecture.
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Torii at Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine. Two of the shrine's main structures are National Treasures.
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The first torii you see when you enter the sprawling shrine grounds. Hiyoshi Taisha worships the mountain god of Mt. Hiei and the god protecting the nation. MAP
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Sanno Torii has a unique shape. The triangular gable on top represents the integration of Buddhism's Womb Realm and Diamond Realm with Shinto. 山王鳥居
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Sanno Torii lit up in autumn at night in Nov. 山王鳥居
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The shrine also has a torii gate on the lake shore, next to Sakamoto Castle.
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It is actually a boat dock on Lake Biwa.
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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine's boat dock is used during the Sanno Festival when they carry the portable mikoshi shrines on a boat.
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Also see my photos of the Sanno-sai Festival, Hiyoshi Taisha's biggest festival.
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Sumiyoshi Jinja Shrine 住吉神社
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Secondary shrines
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Inari Shrine torii. 楓稲荷神社
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Izumo Taisha Shrine is one of Japan's Top Three most famous and important Shinto shrines. Historically, it may be Japan's oldest shrine. The Honden hall is a National Treasure.Izumo Taisha Shrine's first torii called Otorii (Giant Torii). I visited Izumo Taisha on New Year's Day Jan. 1, 2018. 大鳥居
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Sign reads, "izumo Taisha" (出雲大社). The shrine's officially named "Izumo Oyashiro" written with the same kanji.Izumo Taisha worships Okuninushi (大国主大神), the Shinto god of marriage and Kotoamatsukami, the very first Shinto gods born in heaven even before Japan was created.
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Giant torii as it looked years ago, minus the new paint job.
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This is the second and most popular torii at Izumo Taisha. With the big stone pillar engraved with "IZUMO TAISHA."
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Lots of people took selfies here in front of the torii and "IZUMO TAISHA." For Instagram of course.
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Lots of people took selfies here in front of the torii and big stone pillar engraved with "IZUMO TAISHA." For Instagram of course.
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Lots of people took selfies here in front of the torii and big stone pillar engraved with "IZUMO TAISHA." For Instagram of course.
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Second torii to Izumo Taisha.
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Third torii made of copper and the Haiden. 碧銅の鳥居と拝殿
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Map of Izumo Taisha Shrine. Not as huge as Ise Jingu, but large enough.
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Kehi Jingu Shrine is a 20-min. walk from JR Tsuruga Station. I visited on New Year's Day 2016 when it was a warm period with no snow.
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Kehi Shrine's torii gate is one of Japan's three most famous wooden toriis. The other two being Miyajima's Istukishima Shrine in Hiroshima Pref. and Kasuga Shrine in Nara.
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Established in 702 and nicknamed "Kei-san," Kehi Jingu is a major shrine in the Hokuriku Region.
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Built in 1645, the wooden torii is an Important Cultural Property and World War II survivor.
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Kehi Shrine's torii is 11 m high. One of Japan's three most famous wooden toriis. The other two being Miyajima's Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima Pref. and Kasuga Shrine in Nara.
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Second torii before the main shrine.
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Shrine
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Kiyotaki Jinja Shrine 清滝神社
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Musashino Hachimangu Shrine in Kichijoji. 武蔵野八幡宮
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Musashino Hachimangu Shrine in Kichijoji. 武蔵野八幡宮
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine is a short walk from JR Kameido Station. Small banners reading "Kameido Plum Blossom Festival" show the way to the shrine.
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Made famous by woodblock prints from the Edo Period, Kameido Tenmangu Shrine (also called Kameido Tenjin Shrine) in Kameido, Koto Ward, Tokyo is dedicated to Sugawara Michizane, a scholar of the Heian Period (794-1185), a god of learning.
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Many students hoping to pass school entrance exams come to pray here. In Feb. and March, numerous plum blossoms bloom in white, red, and pink.
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Wisteria bed is bare.
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Kameido Tenjin Shrine's ume plum blossoms made famous by Hiroshige's woodblock print from his series called "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo."
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Numerous plum trees on the way to Kameido Tenjin Shrine worship hall.
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Plum blossoms and Tokyo Sky Tree.
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The shrine's background is changed forever with Tokyo Sky Tree.
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White and red plum blossoms and the torii gate at Kameido Tenjn Shrine.
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Benten Shrine
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Torii and plum blossoms.
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