Taga Things to Do
Taga Shrine (Taga Taisha) is a historic shrine once considered to be the top shrine in Shiga Prefecture. It is mentioned in the ancient book the Kojiki as the Grand Shrine of Izanagi, one of the creator gods in Shintoism. The shrine reminded me of a small version of Izumo Shrine, although it's really not the same architectural style. In the entrance is a stone bridge and a cherry tree. It's a beautiful shrine and a great stop for those interested in shrines or who wish to see a more rural Japan. It also makes a nice addition to a trip to Hikone. That's how I visited. Entrance is free.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Budget Travel
Taga city's station is Tagataisha-mae Station, which is on the Omi Railway Line accessible from Hikone. If you are coming from far away, you can take the Shinkansen to Maibara Station and then transfer to Hikone Station, which is only one stop away.
If you are going to Taga Shrine, just walk down the road to the left of the station exit. There is a large torii gate straddling the road, so you can't miss it!Related to:
- Road Trip