• Omiwa Jinja Shrine

Omiwa Jinja Shrine

History

Wheelchair-friendly

Parking

Family-friendly

Unrestricted by Weather

Easy Access

Free Admission

Restroom

English

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Things to know

Omiwa Jinja Shrine is widely believed to be one of the oldest shrines in Japan. Found in Nara prefecture, it is so old that it is and has always been without a main shrine. Rather, the object of worship is Mt. Miwa itself. It is believed that the Omononushi no Kami, a guardian deity of human life, placed its soul for all of eternity in Mount Miwa. Accordingly, prayer is conducted by climbing Mt. Miwa. The act of praying on Mt. Miwa is quite sacred and, accordingly, rather difficult. For tourists interested in seeing the sights offered, it is recommended that they just explore Omiwa Jinja Shrine and take in the ancient architecture while learning about Japanese Shinto.

Information

〒6338538
1422 Miwa, Sakurai, Nara
Get directions
0744-42-6633
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 00:00~23:00

The shrine office and shops are open 9:00-17:00.

JPY0 / Adult
Official Site
Recommended Season
January・February・March・April・May・June・July・August・September・October・November・December

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