The entrance
Guardian Pekinese
The Tamukeyama Hachimangu shrine is a shrine in-between Todaiji and Kasuga Taisha. In fact, it is easy to wander from Todaiji to the Hachimangu shrine. There is not a lot to see here, except a fair number of stone lanterns and some angry-looking Pekinese, I mean, lions. Hachiman is apparently the guardian kami of Japan, and is also worshipped by farmers and fishermen for good crops.