Yahiko Shrine

Yahiko Shrine

Yahiko Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Niigata prefecture in Chubu district. The shrine is dedicated to Ame no Kaguyama no Mikoto ( the god of land reclamation ). 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 Yahiko Shrine
"弥彦神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 2887-2, Yahiko, Yahiko-mura, Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata, Japan
"新潟県西蒲原郡弥彦村弥彦2887-2" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 30-minute drive from the Sanjyo-Tsubame I.C. on the Hokuriku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0256-94-2001

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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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