Omi Shrine

Omi Shrine

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 ).

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Name Omi Shrine
"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
Telephone 077-522-3725

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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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