JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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After you get off the bus at Mikami Jinja-mae, you see this small road leading to the rear entrance of the shrine. MAP
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Rear torii gate of Mikami Shrine
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Front entrance and torii gate of Mikami Shrine
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Front torii of Mikami Shrine
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Two-story Romon Gate, Important Cultural Property. 楼門
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Figure in gate
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Haiden worship hall, Important Cultural Property. 拝殿
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Haiden worship hall 拝殿
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Honden (left) and Haiden. The shrine worships a deity called Amenomikage. The shrine also has Mt. Mikami as a sacred mountain. 天之御影命
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Mikami Shrine's Honden in Yasu, a National Treasure. It is a mixture of Shinto shrine and Buddhist temple architecture. It dates from the Kamakura Period, about 700 years ago. 本殿
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Mikami Jinja's Honden. This was Shiga's first Shinto shrine building to be designated as a National Treasure. 本殿
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Rear view of Honden
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Rear view of Honden
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Honden
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Wakamiya Shrine on the left of the Honden. 若宮社
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Sannomiya Shrine of the right of the Honden. 三宮社
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Rear view of Haiden and Two-story Gate
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Mikoshi portable shrine storehouse
   
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