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Takebe Taisha Shrine

Said to be the foremost shrine in Omi, and in terms of length of history and overall pedigree, one of the premier and oldest shrines in all of Japan. It enshrines Yamato Takeru no Mikoto, and the shrine treasure is a Heian period (794 - 1185) wooden statue of a goddess said to be Yamato Takeru no Mikoto's queen. Both the statue and a stone lantern in the grounds are designated Important Cultural Properties.

Address 1-16-1 Jinryo, Otsu City, Shiga
Opening Hours 9:00 - 16:00 Open every day
Inquiries +81-77-545-0038
Access Keihan Electric Railway Ishiyama Sakamoto Line Karahashimae Station 15 min. on foot

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