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Shrine

Otajinja

Area

North




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Referred to at one time as Ota-no-sawa ("the marsh or swamp of Ota"), it appeared in the poetry of the Heian Period (794-1185) poet FUJIWARA-no-Toshinari. "Mountain of gods, irises of Ota marsh, people's deepest wishes can be seen in their color."


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There are few wild life preservation sites protected by the government in Japan. 129 such designated locations can be found in the nine prefectures that make up the Kansai region. The large bed of irises spread out around the pond that lies along the eastern approach to Ota Shrine, a sub shrine of Kamowake Ikazuchi Shrine (Kamigamo Shrine), is the remnants of wetlands that existed there in the past. Referred to at one time as Ota-no-sawa ("the marsh or swamp of Ota"), it appeared in the poetry of the Heian Period (794-1185) poet FUJIWARA-no-Toshinari. "Mountain of gods, irises of Ota marsh, people's deepest wishes can be seen in their color." The flowers are in bloom from early to late may.


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Shrine

Otajinja

Area

North

Open

-

Admission

free

Address

340 Motoyama Kmigamo Kita-ku

Tel No.

+81-75-781-0011

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