Osakihachiman Shrine

Osakihachiman Shrine

Osakihachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ). This shrine is famous for the main hall designated as a national treasure.

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Name Osakihachiman Shrine
"大崎八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-6-1, Hachiman, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県仙台市青葉区八幡4-6-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the sendai-miyagi I.C. on the tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 022-234-3606


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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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