Miyajidake Shrine

Miyajidake Shrine

Miyajidake Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Fukuoka prefecture in Kyushu district. The shrine is dedicated to Empress Jingu ( the legendary empress who had conquered Korea ). This shrine is famous for 11-meter-long Shimenawa, sacred rice-straw ropes.

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Name Miyajidake Shrine
"宮地嶽神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 7-1, Miyajimotomachi, Fukutsu-shi, Fukuoka, Japan
"福岡県福津市宮司元町7-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Furukawa I.C. on the Kyushu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0940-52-0016

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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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