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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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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