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Address: 257 Miyauchicho, Omihachiman 523-0828, Shiga Prefecture
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Should visit for the festivals

While this shrine is pretty, there isn't much going on if there isn't a festival. The shrine's purpose is also not readily apparent (there's a statue of a horse...but...that... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2015
Ashley D
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Hikone, Japan

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Hikone, Japan
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Reviewed July 2, 2015

While this shrine is pretty, there isn't much going on if there isn't a festival. The shrine's purpose is also not readily apparent (there's a statue of a horse...but...that doesn't say much). I asked one of the priests the purpose, and couldn't understand until I asked around more. Evidently, horses were said to be the vehicles of the gods and... More 

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Folsom, California
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

This temple has some amazing festivals held here. I attended a Taiko (drum) festival as well as Sagicho (a float, fighting, and fire festival. For a video I helped make about it follow this link: http://youtu.be/vmYFAjv67uA but even when there isn't a festival going on, this is still a beautiful place to visit. There is also a really nice hike... More 

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Ikoma, Japan
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

Hachiman Himure, alongside Omi-Hachiman's beautiful canals, has a very relaxed atmosphere and is the site of two very cool festivals during the year. One of them, called Sagicho, is a full-on fire festival, with a lot of action, colour and movement. If you can make it in March, I totally recommend it. Check out this video for more about Sagicho:... More 

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