Tosa Shrine

Tosa Shrine

Tosa Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kochi prefecture in Shikoku district. The shrine is dedicated to Ajisuki Takahikone no Mikoto ( the god of agriculture ). 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 Tosa Shrine
"土佐神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2-16-1, Ikkushinane, Kouchi-shi, Kochi, Japan
"高知県高知市一宮しなね2丁目16-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 5-minute drive from the Kochi I.C. on the Kochi Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 088-845-1096

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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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