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鞆淵八幡神社 Tomobuchi Hachiman Shrine

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The Ikakeji-raden-kondousoushinyo portable shrine is a masterpiece of the latter Heian period (794 – 1185). Legend has it that the item was offered to Tomobuchi-hachiman shrine by order of Emperor Gohorikawa at the time of its separation from Iwashimizu-hachiman shrine. It has been designated as a national treasure, and is highly valued both historically and artistically.
(About 45 km/80 min. from Kaminogo IC)

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長田観音 Nagata Kannon

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Nagata Kannon used to be the temple of the Kishu Tokugawa family. It is famous for its object of worship, Nyoirin Kannon – a god of mercy who wards off ill fortune. The temple is crowded with worshipers during the periods of Hatsuuma and Ninouma (festivals in February) every year.
(About 20 km/35 min. from Kaminogo IC)
Tel: 0736-73-3566

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海神社 Kai Shrine

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Kai Shrine is an ancient shrine that was already in place in the early Heian period (794 – 1185). The enshrined deities are Toyotamahiko-no-mikoto and Kunitsu-no-mikoto. Legend has it that Inbe-no-sukune, who saw the appearance of the deities at Tategasaki promontory in the Kumano area, established the shrine during the rule of the 11th emperor, Suinin. An autumn festival is held in mid-October.
(About 15 km/25 min. from Kaminogo IC)

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春日神社 Kasuga Shrine

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When high priest Myoue-shounin lived in Kongo Temple in the early Kamakura period (1185–1333), a plague spread throughout the area. This shrine is said to have branched off from the identically named Kasuga Shrine in Nara to help sweep away the plague. It has open and solemn precincts, and is characterized by its great scenic beauty. The shrine is crowded with people during the autumn festival in mid-October.
(About 17 km/30 min. from Kaminogo IC)

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