Kibitsuhiko Shrine

Kibitsuhiko Shrine

Kibitsuhiko Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Okayama prefecture in Chugoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Kibitsuhiko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Korei, one of the four General Commanders ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Kibitsuhiko Shrine
"吉備津彦神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 6-8 1043, Ichinomiya, Kita-ku, Okayama-shi, Okayama, Japan
"岡山県岡山市北区一宮1043" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kibi Smart I.C. on the Sanyo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 086-284-0031


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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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