Shirayamahime Shrine

Shirayamahime Shrine

Shirayamahime Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ishikawa prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Kukurihime no Mikoto ( the goddess of Mt. Hakusan ). 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 Shirayamahime Shrine
"白山比咩神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address NI 105-1, Sannomiyamachi, Hakusan-shi, Ishikawa, Japan
"石川県白山市三宮町ニ105-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Mikawa I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 076-272-0680

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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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