Omi Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Tenji ( the 38th emperor of Japan, who led the poritical reformation called Taika no Kaishin ).
More Details (Japanese Site)
"近江神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Address||1-1, Jinguucho, Otsu-shi, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県大津市神宮町１－１" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
|Access||10-minute drive from the Kyoto-Higashi I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.|
|Admission Fee||Free in the precincts|
Amaterasu (天照), Amaterasu-Omikami (天照大神／天照大御神／天照皇大神) or Ohirume-no-muchi-no-kami (大日孁貴神) is a part of the Japanese myth cycle and also a major deity of the Shinto religion. She is seen as the goddess of the sun, but also of the universe. The name Amaterasu derived from Amateru means "shining in heaven". The meaning of her whole name, Amaterasu-?mikami, is "the great august kami (god) who shines in the heaven". According to the Kojiki and Nihon Shoki in Japanese mythology, the Emperors of Japan are considered to be direct descendants of Amaterasu.
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