Taga Shrine

Taga Shrine

Taga Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Shiga prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Izanagi no Mikoto ( the god of life ). It was listed in the Register of Deities of the Engishiki (the laws of the 10th-century Japan).

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Name Taga Shrine
"多賀大社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 604, Taga, Taga-cho, Inukami-gun, Shiga, Japan
"滋賀県犬上郡多賀町大字多賀604" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Hikone I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0749-48-1101

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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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