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Omiwa Shrine

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Address: 1422 Miwa, Sakurai 633-0001, Nara Prefecture
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Beautiful temple complex

We started our long walk (Yamanobe-no-Michi trail) at the parking place near the Omiwa Shrine. It is a beautiful temple complex where we witnessed a ceremony for the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We started our long walk (Yamanobe-no-Michi trail) at the parking place near the Omiwa Shrine. It is a beautiful temple complex where we witnessed a ceremony for the (Japanese) visitors comprising monks chanting mantras. Impressive.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2016

Omiwa shrine is a Shinto shrine located in Nara, Japan. The shrine has no idols or no images. It is symbolic of worshipping Mount Miwa, the mountain on which it stands.It has a worship hall. It has a 'pharmacy street' too. From 1871 to 1946, Omiwa shrine was officially designated the first rank among government supported shrines.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Omiwa Shrine was built directly at the foot of Miwa-yama (467-meter-high Mount Miwa), and is one of the oldest extent Shinto shrines in Japan. The shrine has a worship hall, but no place for the deity to be housed, because it is believed to serve Miwa-yama itself. We can find a big torii gate with a height of 32 meters,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

I was staying in a guest house located close to this shrine and I really wanted to see it, since the Yukio Mishima's novel "Runaway Horses" has an important passage here. I visited it early in the morning (7AM) of a rainy morning. It was beautiful, with a quiet, spiritual atmosphere. There are lanterns on the way leading up to... More 

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