Akutsuhachiman Shrine

Akutsuhachiman Shrine

Akutsuhachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Yamagata prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Akutsuhachiman Shrine
"安久津八幡神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2043-2, Akutsu, Takahata-machi, Higashiokitama-gun, Yamagata, Japan
"山形県東置賜郡高畠町安久津2043-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 40-minute drive from the Yamagata-Kaminoyama I.C. on the Tohoku-Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0238-52-5990


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Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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