|Nara Women's University||
This is the shrine of the tutelary deities of Todaiji:
It is said that when the Great Buddha of Todaiji was casted, the deities were summoned from Usa Hachiman shrine in Kyushu. In medieval times when the monks of the temple would march on the capital in protest, they would carry aloft the portable shrine (mikoshi) from Tamukeyama Hachiman with them.
|A Guide to Tamukeyama Hachiman|
|Access||Take the Nara city loop bus from JR Nara Station, get off at Daibutsuden/Kasuga Taisha-mae bus stop and walk 15 minutes;
or 30 minutes on foot from Kintetsu Nara Station.
|Cost||Free of charge|
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