Mikami Shrine

Mikami Shrine

Mikami Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Amenomikage no Mikoto ( the god of smithery ). 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 Mikami Shrine
"御上神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 838, Mikami, Yasu-shi, Shiga , Japan
"滋賀県野洲市三上838" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Ritto I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 077-587-0383

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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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