Mount Miwa or Mount Mimoro is a mountain located in the city of Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan. It has been an important religious and historical mountain in Japan, especially during its early history, and serves as a holy site in Shinto. The entire mountain is considered sacred, and is home to one of the earliest Shinto shrines, Ōmiwa Shrine. Several burial mounds from the Kofun period can be found around the mountain.The kami generally associated with Mount Miwa is Ōmononushi and "room", or "hall" (moro corruption of muro). The current kanji 三 (mi) and 輪 (wa) are purely phonetic. It has also been written 三和, another a phonetic spelling with the same pronunciation.Early religionReligious worship surrounding Mount Miwa has been deemed the oldest and more primitive of its kind in Japan, dating to pre-history. The very mountain itself is designated sacrosanct, and today's Ōmiwa Shrine still considers the mountain to be its shintai, or kami-body. The kami residing on Mount Miwa was judged the most powerful by the Fujiwara clan, and consequently palaces and roads were built in the vicinity.Use our Sakurai travel itinerary planner to visit Mount Miwa on your trip to Sakurai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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This shrine is one of the oldest in Japan; highly revered by Shintoists and others. There are three poetry monuments here; one poem dates back to the first century A.D. For more details, see "The... more »
とにかく立派だ！ 神々しさが満点 風が吹き荒れる 命が降臨か？ ワクワクする 酒列磯前神社の作りに似た大神神社 樹海が凄い また行きたい そして登りたい！ more »Anyway, it's admirable! The gods are perfect. The wind blows. Is life coming? They are excited Ogami Shrine similar to the making of the Sake-gi-gozen Shrine The sea of trees is amazing, I want to go again, and I want to climb!
Beautiful place for an easy hike. Less than an hour to the closest viewing spot.
Power spot went to listen. To Mt. Miwa-Yama! Wishing good health of the family grain I worshiped. Is a suitable subject for count condition is also very good. Defend manners and worship the ripening let.
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