Suwa Grand Shrine Akimiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Akimiya

Suwa Grand Shrine Akimiya is a Shinto shrine located at Nagano prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Takeminakata no Mikoto ( the god of military?arts ). 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.This shrine is famous for its lively festival, called Onbashira Matsuri.

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Name Suwa Grand Shrine Akimiya
"諏訪大社下社秋宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5828, Shimosuwa-machi, Suwa-gun, Nagano, Japan
"長野県諏訪郡下諏訪町5828" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Suwa I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0266-27-8035

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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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