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The oldest shrine, MIWA

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MIWA, is the original place of Yamato culture.
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n this tour, we will visit four shrines:
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iwa, Hibara, Kashihara, and Isonokami shrines, in Nara Prefecture.
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e will visit the shrines to feel the spiritual energy from long ago.
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ou can feel the history of the ancient city of NARA along YAMANOBE road.
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n the holy mountain of Mt.MIWA, you will feel natural energy in your body.
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June 11th, 2000 (sun)
Tatsu in Motoyama
8:00am departure (meet at 7:45)
\7,000.- (including lunch, not dinner)

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‚WF‚O‚O Leave Tatsu
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‚XF‚O‚O Tenri Inter
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‚P‚OF‚O‚O <Omiwa shrine>@arrival The oldest shrine in Japan
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*Main God: Omononushi,Onamuchi,Sukunahiko
OMIWA shrine is one of the most unique shrine, because it dosen't have a main shrine. They revere Mt.MIWA since it is at a place of worship.
In the beginning, Okuninushi left his own soul at Mt.MIWA under the name of Omononushi. That is the origin of OMIWA shrine.
We will climb Mt.MIWA to feel the spiritual energy, and meditate at the top of the mountain.
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‚P‚PF‚O‚O <Entrance of Mt.MIWAifrom SAI shrinej> Walking, will be a meditation
@ iNo Photography after entering.j We recommend that you bring a plastic bottle to fill with holy water from SAI shrine, at the beginning of the climb.
If we have rain that day, we will chagne itinerary.
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‚P‚QF‚O‚O <Top pf the mountain>@arrival
@ iMeditaiton Timej
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‚P‚QF‚S‚T Start to go back
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‚P‚RF‚R‚O Keep going back
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@ YAMANOBE Road YAMANOBE Road
@ « The oldest industrial road in Japan,and today, it is good for hiking.
‚P‚SF‚O‚O <HIBARA Shrine>@arrival Amaterasu,before ISE
@ iLunch:@Miwa-Soumen(nudle)
at HIBARA RESTAURANTj

HIBARA shrine is named after the former founder of ISE.. ÊIt is the first place that has been worshiped out(side) of the imperial court of Kyoto.
Amaterasu started from this point and finally settled down at the present ISE shrine.
(We will visit to ISE shrine on July 20.)
So ISE shrine is the base of the God Amaterasu.

Lunch at HIBARA RESTAURANT
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*Main God: Amaterasu,Izanagi,Izanami
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‚P‚TF‚R‚O HIBARA shrine@leave
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‚P‚UF‚O‚O Omiwa Shrine@departure
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‚P‚UF‚R‚O <Kashihara Shrine>@arrival It is the place of Emperor Jimmu: there is a big beautiful shrine in Kashihara Court.
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* Main God: Emperor Jimmu,who is said to be the founder of the imperial family
KASHIHARA shrine is named after Kashihara Court, the first Emperor Jimmu ran the Imperial place and ascended to the throne.
It is of an overwhelming scale.
Unfortunately Emperor Jimmu became a negative symbol because of the Japanese Militarism during World War II.
But Emperor Jimmu earnestly wanted for all formall races over the world to be brothers and sisters.
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‚P‚VF‚R‚O Kashihara Shrine@leave
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‚P‚WF‚P‚O <Isonokami shrine>@arrival Old shrine worship a sword as a God
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* Main God: Futsunomitama,Furunomitama,Futsushimitama
ISONOKAMI Shrine worships Emperor Jimmu who appears in Japanese mythology and Susanoonomikoto's sword.
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‚P‚WF‚R‚O Isonokami shrine@leave
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‚P‚WF‚R‚T Tenri-higashi Inter
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iDinner or supper at SAj
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‚Q‚OF‚O‚O Come back to Motoyama!
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* Bring empty pet-bottle(plastic one) if you would like to have some spiritual water at the shrine.
* We'll confirm your place on receipt of payment.
We would be happy if you could join us!

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