Shirahige-jinja Shrine was founded in 1900, boasting the longest history for a shrine Omi. This is also one of the constituent elements of the Japan Heritage story. Against the backdrop of the lake island of Okishima, the sight of fishing boats going about their business between the torii gates in the offing is particularly stunning. Furthermore, the gates are illuminated at night. (Illumination times: Saturday and Sunday - around 2 hours after sunset, September 5 - from sunset until around 10pm, New Year's Eve - until dawn, January 1 to January 5 - from sunset until around 9pm)
Early morning is a particularly recommended time to visit, with the morning sun rising inside the Torii gate, and this has recently also become is a popular time to take photos.
|Address||215 Ukawa, Takashima City, Shiga|
|Inquiries||Biwako Takashima Tourism Association
JR Kosei Line Omitakashima Station 13 min. by taxi (car)
Immediately after alighting at the "Shirahige-jinja Mae" bus stop
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