Shiogama Shrine

Shiogama Shrine

Shiogama Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Shiotsuchi no Oji ( the god of big catch, sea voyage and salt manufacture ). It was a shrine occupying the highest rank among the shrines of a province.This shrine is famous for its beautiful scenery in the season of colored leaves.

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Name Shiogama Shrine
"鹽竈神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-1, Ichimoriyama, Shiogama-shi, Miyagi, Japan
"宮城県塩竈市一森山1-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Rifu-Shiogama I.C. on the Sanriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 022-367-1611

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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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