Omi-jingu Shrine was established in 1940 to enshrine the Emperor Tenji who moved the capital of Japan from Asuka (Nara) to Otsu in 667. There is the Japan's first water clock, which was also made by the Emperor Tenji, on the grounds of the shrine and Rokoku-sai (Water Clock Festival) is held in honor of the clock on June 10 every year.
At Clock Museum, various clocks of all ages and countries, including one of the oldest watches in Japan, are displayed.
- 6:00 - 18:00
- Clock Museum: 9:30 - 16:30
- No closing days
- Clock Museum: Mondays (except national holidays)
Price / Entrance Fee
- Admission Free
- Clock Museum: 300 yen
Access / Public Transport
- 10 minutes walk from Omijingu-mae Station on the Keihan Ishiyama Sakamoto Line
- 近江神宮公式ホームページ｜トップページ (Only available in Japanese)
Address / Location
- 1-1, Jingucho, Otsu-shi, Shiga, 520-0015
- Ed Odeven @ed_odeven - 2015-07-30
- Patrick Doran @pjdgreatlakes - 2015-07-28