Tokiwa Shrine

Tokiwa Shrine

Tokiwa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Ibaraki prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to TOKUGAWA Mitsukuni ( the second lord of the Mito domain, known for his historiographical project ).

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Name Tokiwa Shrine
"常磐神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-3-1, Tokiwacho, Mito-shi, Ibaraki, Japan
"茨城県水戸市常磐町1-3-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Mito I.C. on the Joban Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 029-221-0748

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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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