Omi Jingu

Shinto shrine in Otsu

Updated: March 11, 2024 04:54 PM

Omi Jingu is located in Otsu (City in Japan), Japan. It's address is 1-1 Jingucho, Otsu, Shiga 520-0015, Japan.

1-1 Jingucho, Otsu, Shiga 520-0015, Japan

2VJ2+VQ Otsu, Shiga, Japan

+81 77-522-3725

Check Time Table for Omi Jingu

Monday9 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday9 AM to 4:30 PM
Wednesday9 AM to 4:30 PM
Thursday9 AM to 4:30 PM
Friday9 AM to 4:30 PM
Saturday9 AM to 4:30 PM
Sunday9 AM to 4:30 PM

Questions & Answers

Where is Omi Jingu?

Omi Jingu is located at: 1-1 Jingucho, Otsu, Shiga 520-0015, Japan.

What is the phone number of Omi Jingu?

You can try to calling this number: +81 77-522-3725

What are the coordinates of Omi Jingu?

Coordinates: 35.0322394, 135.8519502

Omi Jingu Reviews

Kevin Whitesides (Kevin)
2023-06-21 13:31:46 GMT

Ohmi Jingu Shrine is a place that defies emotional understanding unless you have actually been there. Words are relatively easy to convey and can be used to convey more simplistic emotions, but what words can convey an emotional context that I have never experienced but yet will forever change me in ways I have yet to fully understand.

Minh Tri Luu
2023-05-12 18:31:32 GMT

Underrated secret, very quiet and serene beautiful walk through the forest before. Not busy when I went. A must place for karuta fans or chihayafuru. You definitely feel like the characters when you are looking up those stairs.

Ai Osaka
2021-01-04 12:47:34 GMT

We visit this shrine last time for the first visit or (Hatsunode) The japanese tradition.
Even though there’s a fear to the corona virus people,locals are falling in line others forgetting the social distances to each other because the shrine is crowded.

Eva Paredes
2023-04-10 12:37:36 GMT

A beautiful place.
I went there one Monday morning and there were only a few people around. Nice if you want to see a nice temple away from the crowds of central Kyoto.

Luca Castagnini
2024-02-23 09:37:25 GMT

My favorite temple so far in Japan!

tak monmon
2023-01-10 04:13:10 GMT

Well known as the shrine of Karuta game, as they enshrine Emperor Tenchi, whose tanka was selected #1 of 100 Ogura tanka selection. They host Karuta tournament game at the beginning of the year.

2019-03-17 13:03:03 GMT

It seems to be a little away from JR Kosai Line, but you can walk from Otsukyo Station without having to change to Keihan Electric Railway Ishiyama Saka Main Line.
This is the stage of the manga karuta tournament called "Chayahayafuru", and such a tournament actually exists.
The large gate in front of the main hall has a bright red color, which has an impact that can be remembered intensely.
If you look at the building carefully, many wooden parts are combined in a very complex way, and you are overwhelmed by its beauty.
These buildings are designated as national registered tangible cultural property, so it is understandable.
As I see the cherry blossom mark when I look at the cloth hanging from the gate, I think that it is a famous cherry blossom spot here.
I want to come here again when the cherry blossoms bloom.

Trans-word plus TGM
2020-02-09 14:39:11 GMT

Omi ( Oumi ) Jingu shrine is one of the major grand shrines in entire Shiga Prefecture located in Otsu City. This shrine is easy access from Kyoto via Yamagoe Mountain Pass which runs from Shirakawa area. The shrine was established in 1940 dedicated to past Emperor Tenji of 7th century in Japan. The emperor is known as a person who carried out reform of Tenka to move the capital to Otsu during his time. It was on April 20th when the reform was complete. Therefore, a large festival is held here in celebration to commemorate this historical event. There is a board which explains the past form of this ground where the emperor once built an imperial palace. It is shown in ancient chronicle that the very first water clock in Japan was introduced during the time of emperor Tenji and its replica is placed on the ground of the shrine. There is a museum which exhibits ancient clocks invented in the past is in its precincts.

Trans-word+ : TGM Japan Guide

2023-10-10 12:30:08 GMT

Calm place with free parking and small walk

A Legaspi
2019-05-29 03:57:49 GMT

If you are a fan of Chihayafuru, visit this off-the-beaten path shrine. You'll get to enjoy the place for yourself. The only shrine we went to that we actually felt peace

Nadiah Ismail
2020-12-21 11:46:04 GMT

This spot is definitely a hidden gem!

Thomas Raschbacher (LordVan)
2020-02-26 17:01:59 GMT

Must see for Chihayafuru and Karuta fans

English wi-fi
2023-08-06 02:25:08 GMT


John Low
2023-01-17 02:00:50 GMT

A beautiful shrine with a beautiful entrance and staircase leading up to it.

Dave Peterson
2015-02-11 22:52:08 GMT

Very pretty shrine. Love the walk up. It's very picturesque.

Matthew McDevitt
2019-01-03 15:32:22 GMT

I got married here. It is beautiful and has rich history

Piotr Borowy
2017-11-21 12:08:11 GMT

Great, quiet place. You can buy Karuta cards there

Natasha Groves
2023-09-26 08:51:53 GMT

Loved this area.

Shao Yu
2020-02-22 08:03:18 GMT

Beautiful place

issey sawada
2020-12-28 17:09:00 GMT

Very sacred place.

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City in Japan

Ōtsu is the capital city of Shiga Prefecture, Japan. As of 1 October 2021, the city had an estimated population of 343,991 in 153,458 households and a population density of 740 persons per km². The total area of the city is 464.51 square kilometres. source

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