Oyama Shrine

Oyama Shrine

Oyama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Toyama prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Tajikarao no Mikoto ( a god of strength ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan) , and was occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.

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Name Oyama Shrine
"雄山神社前立社壇" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1, Iwakuraji, Tateyama-machi, Nakaniikawa-gun, Toyama, Japan
"富山県中新川郡立山町岩峅寺1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Tateyama I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 076-483-1148

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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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