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Oharano Shrine, Kyoto

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Ōhorano Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Nishikyō-ku, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.Ōhorano is dedicated to the Fujiwara tutelary kami, Amenokoyane, who was said to have assisted in the founding of the state.HistoryThe shrine became the object of Imperial patronage during the early Heian period. In 965, Emperor Murakami ordered that Imperial messengers were sent to report important events to the guardian kami of Japan. These heihaku were initially presented to 16 shrines including the Ōharano Shrine.From 1871 through 1946, the Ōhorano Shrine was officially designated one of the, meaning that it stood in the second rank of government supported shrines.
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  • It is one of seven companies in the Nijuji system of the high Heian period in the first spin-off of Kasuga Taisha in Kyoto Nishi-yama. Enshrined is the same as Kasuga Taisha, and is the four pillars of the Jikiro Oogami, the life and the ratio of the Uegaga beans and the iami ratio. Of course, because it is a spin-off of Kasuga Taisha, the shrine receives the serious faith of Mr. Fujiwara, and when a girl is born in the clan of Fujiwara, pilgrimage to the Ohharano shrine to become the Empress and the temple. This land is construction the shrine to Kasho three years (850) by Emperor Buntoku who inherits the blood of Mr. Fujiwara because the scenery is beautiful in the ground which often carried the foot to the Kanmu emperor and to do falconry. This visit was able to see the autumnal leaves because it was a famous place of the autumnal leaves. Although it is not the best season at the end of the autumn foliage, it was still a wonderful scenery. It was a rattle on a visit at the time zone on the verge of sunset, but almost in my monopoly state, I was satisfied with the atmosphere of a wonderful shrine fully. In particular, the approach which follows from one Torii to two Torii and three Torii is distinguished by the beautiful foliage and the atmosphere. After passing the torii of the three, the atmosphere will change to become the Divine area with the shrine. I could see the front shrine in front of me, and I could only go to the middle gate, but I visited the main shrine from the central gate. It is not a big shrine, but I felt a very sacred atmosphere in the main shrine and a total of four companies enshrined the enshrined here. It is a shrine that there is only thing to be chosen by 22 companies indeed. The season of cherry Blossoms seems to be wonderful, and I want to visit it at that time. "Komainu of deer" in front of the front shrine and the name of Izumi in the middle of the approach "Sewakai", and it is said that the emperor Buntoku to imitate the monkey Sawpond of Nara "Koi no Ike", and the "Wakamiya Company" in the side of the pond is also attracting attention.
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  • Try Lotus leaves, cherry continued to visit. In the wild is a small flower is seen. Like the haircut around the pond after the previous autumn, the uncluttered. There are irises, BOGO (azalea? ) Of the rest was accompanied by color.
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  • Another hidden gem in Kyoto. But perhaps its a hidden gen precisely because its inaccessible and located in a far off place. There are no regular bus or any other public translation options available here. But you can always hire a cab. This shrine is more than 1200 years old and located in a very quite and beautiful place at the foothill of Mt. Nishiyama in the Oharano area of Western Kyoto. Worth a visit if you like calm and quite place. Also do not forget to visit the old Buddhist temple which is just opposite the shrine.
  • A peaceful Shinto Shrine located towards the south west corner of Kyoto city. This is also popular for the "Sengan-zakura", a famous cherry tree which is well-known for its spectacular autumn foliage. Ideal to visit during the spring season.
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