Tonogohachiman Shrine

Tonogohachiman Shrine

Tonogohachiman Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Emperor Ohjin ( legendary emperor worshipped as god of military arts ).

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Name Tonogohachiman Shrine
"遠野郷八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 23-19, Matsuzakichoshiraiwa, Toono-shi, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県遠野市松崎町白岩23-19" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Tono I.C. on the Kamaishi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0198-62-2647


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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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