Yakushijihachimangu Shrine

Yakushijihachimangu Shrine

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

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Name Yakushijihachimangu Shrine
"薬師寺八幡宮" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1509, Yakushiji, Shimotsuke-shi, Tochigi, Japan
"栃木県下野市薬師寺1509" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Utsunomiya-Kaminokawa I.C. on the Kita-Kanto Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0285-48-0139

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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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