Awa In Chiba Shrine

Awa In Chiba Shrine

Awa In Chiba Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Chiba prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenofutodama no Mikoto ( the god of observances, ancestor of the Inbe clan ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Awa In Chiba Shrine
"安房神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 589, Daijinguu, Tateyama-shi, Chiba, Japan
"千葉県館山市大神宮589" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Tomiura I.C. on the Futtsu-Tateyama Road.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0470-28-0034

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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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