Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine

Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine

Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyazaki prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Amaterasu?Omikami ( the Sun Goddess, meaning in Japanese “Great Divinity Illuminating Heaven” ).

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Name Amanoiwato Nishihongu Shrine
"天岩戸神社西本宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1073-1, Iwato, Takachiho-cho, Nishiusuki-gun, Miyazaki, Japan
"宮崎県西臼杵郡高千穂町岩戸1073-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 180-minute drive from the Mashiki-Kumamoto I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0982-74-8239

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Daibutsu

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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