Last additions - Tarobogu Shrine 太郎坊宮
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Nice visit to Tarobogu.Oct 06, 2018
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Back down now.Oct 06, 2018
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Quite pleasant with all the trees.Oct 06, 2018
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Lots of torii along the way.Oct 06, 2018
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Going down the steps from Tarobogu Shrine. Easy descent if you can walk.Oct 06, 2018
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To go back to the train station on foot, go down these stairs.Oct 06, 2018
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Rest houseOct 06, 2018
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Biwa lute.Oct 06, 2018
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Tengu maskOct 06, 2018
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Thus rest house has all these old paintings and objects.Oct 06, 2018
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Interesting rock formation.Oct 06, 2018
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Way back.Oct 06, 2018
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裏参道Oct 06, 2018
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To go back, no need to go the way you came, take this flat path back.Oct 06, 2018
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Walk around this post and another 50 meters away 100 times to eliminate your troubles.Oct 06, 2018
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Small stone wall pillars donated.Oct 06, 2018
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Another scenic path. Flat one.Oct 06, 2018
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This way to see the Tengu statue.Oct 06, 2018
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Tarobogu's ema prayer tablets have a blank tengu goblin face. You draw the face yourself. How interactive.Oct 06, 2018
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Ornate ceiling of Ichigansha Shrine 一願社 (一願成就社). Oct 06, 2018
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Inside Ichigansha Shrine 一願社 (一願成就社). Oct 06, 2018
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Ichigansha Shrine altar.Oct 06, 2018
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Ichigansha Shrine 一願社 (一願成就社). Pray here for success or victory.Oct 06, 2018
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Ichigansha Shrine 一願社 (一願成就社). Pray here for success or victory.Oct 06, 2018
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Benzaiten, goddess of music and anything that flows. Tarobogu Shrine, Higashi-Omi, Shiga.Oct 06, 2018
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Ichigansha Shrine 一願社 (一願成就社). Pray here for success or victory.Oct 06, 2018
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Benzaiten, goddess of music has her own little shrine. Not just a statue.Oct 06, 2018
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Statues of the gods of good fortune are scattered around.Oct 06, 2018
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Suzuka mountains.Oct 06, 2018
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Near the first torii in front of the train station.Oct 06, 2018
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Beautiful views from Tarobogu Shrine.Oct 06, 2018
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Beautiful views from Tarobogu Shrine.Oct 06, 2018
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Beautiful views from Tarobogu Shrine.Oct 06, 2018
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Inside Tarobogu's Honden main shrine. Surprisingly small building.Oct 06, 2018
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Legend says that the god split the Wedded Rocks in two. Legend also says that the rocks will crush any person who has a malicious heart or has told a lie. Most local kids therefore run through here to escape the god's crush. Meoto-iwa 夫婦岩Oct 06, 2018
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This narrow slit separates the Wedded Rocks, wide enough for normal-size people to pass through. Meoto-iwa 夫婦岩Oct 06, 2018
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Omotesando path to the main shrine. 表参道Oct 06, 2018
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Haiden ceremony hall 拝殿Oct 06, 2018
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Inside Sanshuden Hall. 参集殿Oct 06, 2018
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View from Sanshuden Hall. Oct 06, 2018
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Great thing about Tarobogu Shrine is the views.Oct 06, 2018
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Going up to Sanshuden Hall is a modern building where they sell amulets. 参集殿Oct 06, 2018
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More stairs to go to the Honden main shrine.Oct 06, 2018
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PriestsOct 06, 2018
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They held the bonfire festival in Dec. (See the separate album for this.)Oct 06, 2018
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There a flat piece of land for the shrine.Oct 06, 2018
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A significant rock.Oct 06, 2018
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It's not so bad if you're in shape. Actually, I took these going-up pictures while going down the steps. (Went up by bus.)Oct 06, 2018
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Yes, up this way.Oct 06, 2018
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Go up these steps.Oct 06, 2018
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Good luck.Oct 06, 2018
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If you don't have a car or if there'sno shuttle bus, you get to climb up 700 stone steps to the shrine. This is the entrance to the climb up.Oct 06, 2018
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About the Jizo statue.Oct 06, 2018
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Jizo statueOct 06, 2018
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Second torii to Tarobogu Shrine.Oct 06, 2018
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The second torii near the foot of the mountain.Oct 06, 2018
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Entrance to the shrine's rice paddy.Oct 06, 2018
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This is where the shrine holds the rice-planting festival on the third Sunday of May.Oct 06, 2018
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Sanshuden Hall is a modern building where they sell amulets. Also has meeting rooms. 参集殿Oct 06, 2018
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Honden shrine can be seen.Oct 06, 2018
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Mt. Mitsukuriyama, home of Tarobogu Shrine.Oct 06, 2018
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You can drive up halfway up the mountain (called Mitsukuriyama 箕作山) which is 350 meters high. If you don't have a car, climb over 700 steps to reach the shrine's main hall.Oct 06, 2018
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Just head toward this pointy mountain.Oct 06, 2018
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Farm land along the way.Oct 06, 2018
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The first torii you see right near the train station.Oct 06, 2018
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Tarobogu-mae Station entrance.Oct 06, 2018
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It was autumn when I revisited Tarobogu.Oct 06, 2018
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Tarobogu-mae Station's rundown bicycle lot. How rustic.Oct 06, 2018
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Tarobogu-mae Station exit has a tengu goblin.Oct 06, 2018
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Tarobogu-mae Station on the Ohmi Railways. Oct 06, 2018
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Tarobogu-mae Station on the Ohmi Railways. Trains come from Omi-Hachiman and Yokaichi Stations.Oct 06, 2018
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Saicho, founder of Tendai Buddhist Sect, also prayed at Tarobo. Up to when Shinto and Buddhism was separated during the Meiji Period, both Shinto and Tendai followers worshipped at Tarobo."Tarobo" is the name of the Tengu goblin serving as the guardian of this shrine. The shrine god is known as the "God of Victory," for business prosperity, winning something, beating a disease, or passing an exam.Oct 06, 2018
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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. MapOct 06, 2018
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Pit for offering white stonesJun 04, 2007
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Walk around this post and another 50 meters away 100 times to eliminate your troubles.Jun 04, 2007
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White stones (which you can buy) written with your wishes or prayers.Jun 04, 2007
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View from Tarobogu.Jun 04, 2007
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Wedded Rock sacred ropeJun 04, 2007
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Of course, the Wedded Rocks is also good for married couples to maintain a good and happy marriage. Meoto-iwa 夫婦岩Jun 04, 2007
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Haiden ceremony hall 拝殿Jun 04, 2007
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Tarobo-gu is a shrine complex on a small mountain, featuring grand views of Yokaichi and a pair of Wedded Rocks. It is 1.1 km from Tarobogu-mae Station on the Ohmi Railway Line. The shrine's real name is Aga Jinja 阿賀神社. [url=http://goo.gl/mapMap of Tarobo-gu. You can drive up halfway up the mountain (called Mitsukuriyama 箕作山) which is 350 meters high. If you don't have a car, climb over 700 steps to reach the shrine's main hall.Jun 04, 2007
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Entrance to the shrine.Jun 04, 2007
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