Myogi Shrine

Myogi Shrine

Myogi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Gunma prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Yamato Takeru no Mikoto ( Japanese folk hero known for his eastern expedition ).

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Name Myogi Shrine
"妙義神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 61, Myogimachimyogi, Tomioka-shi, Gunma, Japan
"群馬県富岡市妙義町妙義61" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Matsuida-Myogi I.C. on the Jyoshin-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0274-73-2119


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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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