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Omi Shrine, Otsu

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Omi Jingu (近江神宮, Ōmi Jingū) or Omi Shrine is a Jingū shinto shrine in Ōtsu, a city in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. It was constructed in 1940 and is dedicated to Emperor Tenji. It was formerly an imperial shrine of the first rank (官幣大社, kanpei taisha) in the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines.

The shrine is located near Ōmijingūmae Station.
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  • Few people know but otsu Kyo was a capital very short period. Recently because of manga / TV movie , Japanese card game what we called" karuta" is getting popular among youth. Now youth have... 
    Few people know but otsu Kyo was a capital very short period. Recently because of manga / TV movie , Japanese card game what we called" karuta" is getting popular among youth. Now youth have...  more »
  • Easily accessible from Kyoto via transferring onto the Keihan railway, the shrine itself is in a lovely park, surrounded by a little wooded area. The contrast between the trees and the red of the... 
    Easily accessible from Kyoto via transferring onto the Keihan railway, the shrine itself is in a lovely park, surrounded by a little wooded area. The contrast between the trees and the red of the...  more »
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  • We visit this shrine last time for the first visit or (Hatsunode) The japanese tradition. Even though there’s a fear to the corona virus people,locals are falling in line others forgetting the social distances to each other because the shrine is crowded.
  • Large impressive shrine found near Lake Biwako. There is also a clock museum here which I did not visit.

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