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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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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