by / on August 8, 2013 at 12:12 PM / in Lake Biwa, My Travels

The “White Beard” shrine; Shirahige Jinja (白鬚神社) by Lake Biwa!

Shirahige Jinja (白鬚神社) is a Shinto shrine in Takashima in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is dedicated to Sarutahiko Ōkami (猿田毘古大神). It is the head shrine of the Shirahige Shrines around the country. It seems the Shirahige Jinja (白鬚神社) has a long history, it was founded in 1603 and Toyotomi Hideyoshi had something to do with it. Its most famous landmark […]

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