Iwashimizu Hachimangu, Yawata

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  • Ishishimizu Hachimangu Shrine is located on the outskirts of Kyoto, at the top of Mt. Otoyama at an altitude of 142 m. It is a shrine that is one of the three largest hachiwata in Japan along with Usa Jingu Shrine and The Shrine. The Head Office of Ishishimizu Hachimangu Shrine has been certified as a national treasure. There are eight important cultural properties in the precincts. I was impressed by the splendor and solemnity of the shrine of Vermilion. In the awarding place, you can write the letter "Eight" in the dove version if you say "Please ask for the red seal of the dove".
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  • If you've been plagued by people at a shrine in Kyoto, this is a great place to stay. It was quiet and the scenery was great. If you have time to visit Kyoto using the Keihan Pass, we recommend that you enjoy your stay.
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  • Iwashimizu hachimangu was established in 859 in Yawata City in the south part of Kyoto Prefecture in a sacred ground where three large river of Kizu, Uji, Yodo meets. Resting on the top of Mt. Otokoyama known as a battle field of ancient times, the shrine serves itself as a guardian to protect the area. Original purpose of its establishment was to offer protection to the Emperor of Japan and late it turned into a grand shrine. The current form of the shrine was constructed in the time of Tokugawa Shogunate in 17th century. Its sophisticated decoration maked spectacular appearance built in a style of Hachiman zukuri. The shrine is very active with sacred rituals being held at a constant routine. There is a historical connection with Thomas Edison with this shrine since he collected fiber of bamboo grown in its precincts to make the very first light bulb for the shrine in 1880. It takes about 15 to 20 minutes of small hiking to reach the top of the mountain. There also is an observation point where you can command a panoramic view of the city. You can take a cable car to the top of the mountain from the nearby station. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide )
  • A shrine at a high-leveled spot with great views.
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