Ubagami Shrine

Ubagami Shrine

Ubagami Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Hokkaido prefecture in Hokkaido district. The shrine is dedicated to Sumiyoshi Sanjin ( the three Shinto gods Sokotsutsu no O no Mikoto, Nakatsutsu no O no Mikoto, and Uwatsutsu no O no Mikoto ). This shrine is famous for its lively festival.

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Name Ubagami Shrine
"姥神大神宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 99 Ubagamicho, Esashi-cho, Hiyama-gun, Hokkaido, Japan
"北海道桧山郡江差町姥神町99" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute walk from Esashi Station on the JR Esashi Line.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0139-52-1900

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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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