Hiyoshitaisha Shrine

Hiyoshitaisha Shrine

Hiyoshitaisha Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Hiyoshitaisha Shrine
"日吉大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5-1-1, Sakamoto, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県大津市坂本5-1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kyoto-Higashi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 077-578-0009

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Nihon Shoki

The Nihon Shoki (日本書紀), sometimes translated as The Chronicles of Japan, is the second oldest book of classical Japanese history. The book is also called the Nihongi (日本紀 lit. Japanese Chronicles). It is more elaborate and detailed than the Kojiki, the oldest, and has proven to be an important tool for historians and archaeologists as it includes the most complete extant historical record of ancient Japan. The Nihon Shoki was finished in 720 under the editorial supervision of Prince Toneri and with the assistance of O no Yasumaro.

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