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Sanno Head Shrine Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine

Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine is the head shrine of approximately 3,800 Sanno shrines throughout Japan, and is a designated Japan Heritage site. Spreading at the foot of Mt. Hachiojiyama (Mt. Ushinozan), a part of the Hieizan mountain range, it is the local deity of Sakamoto, the temple town for Enryakuji Temple, as well as being home to numerous National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. Fall is an especially beautiful time at Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine, with the crimson leaves painting a picturesque background to the temple buildings.

Address 5-1-1 Sakamoto, Otsu City, Shiga
Opening Hours 9:00 - 16:30
Inquiries +81-77-578-0009
Access Public transportation
Keihan Electric Railway Ishiyama Sakamoto Line Sakamoto Station 10 min. on foot

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