Washinomiya Shrine

Washinomiya Shrine

Washinomiya Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Saitama prefecture in Kanto district. The shrine is dedicated to Ohnamuchi no Mikoto ( the god of land, wealth, medicine and encouragement of new industry ).

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Name Washinomiya Shrine
"鷲宮神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1-6-1, Washinomiya, Kuki-shi, Saitama, Japan
"埼玉県久喜市鷲宮1-6-1" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Kuki I.C. on the Kan-Etsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0480-58-0434


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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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