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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

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  • Tourist attractions

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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine is the main shrine of the Sannou Festival, which has more than 3800 branch shrines around the country. It also had a long history which is recorded in Japan's oldest history record. The shrine consists of 21 different halls over a large area of land, including the east and west main halls (designated national treasures), which contain many cultural properties. Inside the shrine, imortant cultural properties are exhibited, such as Mikoshi (a portable shrine), which is used in the Sannou Festival every year. The whole shrine is designated as a national historical landmark. The Hiyoshisankyo Bridge, spanning across the Omiya River which flows throughout the grounds, is also designated as an important cultural property. Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine is also one of the best places to view the in the Lake Biwa area.

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Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

By presenting the KANSAI ONE PASS card

Entrance fee 300 yen → 270 yen

Expiration date
Until March 31, 2020

Information

Address5-1-1 Sakamoto, Otsu City, Shiga
Access20 minute walk from JR Hiei Sakamoto Station
or 10 minute walk from Keihan Sakamoto Station.
Hours9:00-16:30
Regular holidayOpen all-year round
Contact077-578-0009
FeeAdults 300 yen
URL1http://www.otsu.or.jp/en/templesandshrines/0005/index.html