Hinokuma-Kunikakasu Shrine

Hinokuma-Kunikakasu Shrine

Hinokuma-Kunikakasu Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Wakayama prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Hinokuma Ohkami and Kunikakasu Ohkami ( gods of mirror ). 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 Hinokuma-Kunikakasu Shrine
"日前神宮・國懸神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 365, Akizuki, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama, Japan
"和歌山県和歌山市秋月365" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Wakayama I.C. on the Hanwa Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 073-471-3730

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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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