|Address||426 Kurado, Tawaramoto-cho, Shiki-gun, Nara|
Muraya Shrine (Muraya Niimasu Mifutsuhime Shrine) is a Grand Shrine recorded in the ancient text Engishiki. It is said to be the auxiliary shrine of Omiwa Shrine (Miwa district in Sakurai City, Nara) and is dedicated to the gods Mifutsuhime and Omononushi. The ancient text Nihon-shoki records that the gods of Muraya gave an oracle to Prince Oama during the Jinshin War. This suggests Muraya Shrine which is located along the Nakatsu Michi was an important strategic center during the Jinshin War. Also, a climax forest consisting of Ichiigashi (evergreen oak), which is the town tree, remains on the grounds. The shrine’s forest is a Designated Cultural Property of Nara.
Onda Matsuri Festival
Date: February 11
Date: June 30
Aki Matsuri Festival
Date: October 9 (eve of festival), 10 (main festival)