2019 is the Year of the Boar. The boar is an animal known as an embodiment of the messenger of the god and is said to being better fortune and victory. A shrine dedicated to worship of such boars can be found in Hino-cho, Shiga Prefecture.
Why not start the Year of the Boar with a visit to Umami Okawatamuki-jinja Shrine?
Address: 705 Murai, Hino-cho, Gamo-gun, Shiga Prefecture
[Access by Public Transport]
●From the south exit of JR Omi-Hachiman Station, take the Omi Bus bound for Kitabata-guchi and after approx. 50 min alight at the “Mukaimachi” stop, the shrine is right there
●From Ohmi Railway Hino Station, take the Omi Bus bound for Kitabata-guchi and after approx. 15 min alight at the “Mukaimachi” stop, the shrine is right there
*As there are a limited number of buses operating on this route, please check the schedule in advance of your departure
[Access by Car]
●Approx. 20 min from Yokaichi interchange on the Meishin Expressway
●Approx. 15 min from Gamo Smart interchange on the Meishin Expressway
●Approx. 20 min from Koka-Tsuchiyama Interchange on the Shin-Meishin Expressway