Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine

Sakitori Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kanagawa prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ujinowakiiratsuko no Mikoto ( the son of Emperor Ojin ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Sakitori Shrine
"前鳥神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 4-14-26, Shinomiya, Hiratsuka-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
"神奈川県平塚市四之宮4-14-26" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Atsugi I.C. on the Tomei Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0463-55-1195

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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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