Origin Outline

 
Oumi Jingu Shrine
   Enshrined at 1-1 jingu-cho otsu-city, shiga pref.
     Site of Capital Otsu "Oumi-Otsu-no-Miya"

deity

Emperor Tenji
    The 38th Emperor, A.D.626-672 reign A.D.662-672

Origin

 Oumi Jingu is enshrined in the site of Capital Otsu ”Otsukyo”.
 Emperor Tenji was the great accomplisher of Taika Reformation and the great  establisher in the ancient Japan. After His demise, also, people worshipped  particularly as the Shinto God. In the Meiji Era, the believers began the  movement to build the Emperor's Shrine all over Japan. At last, in Nov.7,1940  (15th year of the Showa Era), the Shrine was completed here, site of Capital Otsu, near the site of old His Palace "Oumi-Otsu-no-Miya". Soon afterwords, the shrine was raised to "Chokusai-sha". Annual Great Festival is celebrated in April 20, on the occasion of a visit by a specially dispatched imperial messenger.

Achievements of Emperor Tenji

 Founder of Omi Statute (the first statute), the first census register, statesman of socialization to land and people, founder of the first national school, inventor of Water Clock "Rokoku", philosopher on time-concept, discoverer of coal and petroleum, and waka poet (cf, the first waka poem in Japanese Representative Anthology "Ogura-hyakunin-isshu")

Virtue of Deity

 The word "Tenji" means deep,heavenly,limitless wisdom,and his other name  "Amemikoto
Hirakasuwake"represents a token of respect for his achievements in carving out the future of
Japan according to the will of God.
 Creator of happy time (Japanese Great Good "Chronos"), pioneer of the world, and patron of  industry, culture, traffic safety, and so on.
 
 We pray to our Shinto God Tenji for your fortune  and your wonderful creative life.

The shrine

 The main shrine,prayer hall,inner gate,and worship hall are beautifully arranged within the precinct of the shrine, which is located at the foot of Mt.Usa and overlooking a beautiful view of Lake Biwa.
 The  inner worship hall and outer worship hall, linked by a corridor represent the"Omi"style of construction.The shrine has become registered cultural property as one of the representative of the modern shrine architecture.

Access

Location
  1-1 Jingu-cho, Otsu City, Shiga pref.
 
Access
  Take the JR Kosei Line to Otsukyo Station. 20-minute walk from there.
  Take the Keihan lshiyama Sakamoto Line to Omi-Jingu-Mae Station.
   10-minute walk fromthere.
近江神宮
〒520-0015滋賀県大津市神宮町1番1号
TEL:077-522-3725
FAX:077-522-3860

http://oumijingu.org/
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ご祭神 天智天皇(天命開別大神)
ご神徳 時の祖神
開運・導きの大神
文化・学芸・産業守護
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・参拝時間   6:00~18:00
・ご祈祷    9:30~16:00
・お守り等   9:00~16:30
・時計館宝物館 9:30~16:30
・結婚式打合せ 10:00~16:00
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【参拝所要時間】
参拝のみ:駐車場より10分程度
日時計・漏刻等観覧:5~10分程度~
時計館宝物館: 15分程度~
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