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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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  • Beautiful place throughout the four seasons. It is recommended because it is quiet except the time of cherry blossoms and autumn leaves though it is the same Fujiwara-sai to Kasuga Taisha. To get there, get off at the end point via Hankyu Bus Minami-Kasuga-cho from Mukaimachi Station and Higashi-Mukai-cho Station, and then walk.
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  • It is said that the purple ceremony part loved it very much. It is said that it began to enshrine Kasuga Taisha in Nara, which is the god of Mr. Fujiwara's during nagaoka kyorelocation. The genus is a deer.
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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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