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Newly listed locations
Tanzan shrineTounomine, Sakurai, Nara Prefecture 633-0032
Hokiin TempleSakurai City, Nara Prefecture
Hokiin Temple is where Saint Tokudo (Tokudo Shonin), who founded Hasedera Temple, secluded himself from the world in his retirement. It was founded in 735 and is said to have been rebuilt in 1695 b...
Susano Jinja ShrineSakurai City, Nara Prefecture
Susanoo no Mikoto is enshrined at this former unranked shrine. The male rope and the female rope are joined here every year on February 11th at the Otuna Matsuri (Rope Festival).
GenpianSakurai City, Nara Prefecture
Genpian is a small Buddhist monastery where Genpin, a high buddhist priest, secluded himself from the world. Fudō Myōō (Acala) placed here is an important cultural property.
Wakamiyasha ShrineSakurai City, Nara Prefecture
Wakamiyasha, also known as Ootataneko Jinja Shrine, is an auxiliary shrine of Oomiwa Jinja Shrine. Ootataneko no Mikoto, the offspring of “Oomononushi no Ookami,” is enshrined here. An old tree stu...
Tsubaichi Kannondo ShrineSakurai City, Nara Prefecture
Markets were held in the old days. They no longer take place, but the word ‘market’ (ichi) remained in the name of the shrine. It is a place where young men and women used to exchange love through ...
Yokisan Tenmangu ShrineSakurai City, Nara Prefecture
Sugawara no Michizane is enshrined. It is believed that the original building was founded sometime in the early Kamakura Period. The current shrine was rebuilt in 1818.
Otowayama Kannonji TempleSakurai City, Nara Prefecture
A temple dedicated to the Senju Sengan Juichimen Bosatsu (Thousand-armed thousand-eyed eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva statue). The Bodhisattva is said to have powers to cure eye diseases. A ginkgo...
Kasuga Jinja Shrine (Etsutsumi)Sakurai City, Nara Prefecture
A former village shrine located in Etsutsumi. Three deities including the Amanokoyane no Mikoto are enshrined.
Hibara Jinja ShrineSakurai city, Nara prefecture
Hibara Jinja Shrine, the first of the many shrines known as Moto Ise, is said to be the origin of Ise Shrine. It is dedicated to Amaterasu Omikami, the goddess of the sun, and the sun setting behin...