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The shrine is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu (founder of the Tokugawa shogunate). Brightly colored buildings and wooden sculptures of various animals symbolize the beliefs, knowledge and philosophy of the time. The shrine pavilions were registered on the World Heritage List in December 1999.
Twin Ring Motegi is a racing circuit, unique in having the two racing courses: an American-style oval course and a European-style road course.
In addition to the main racing tracks, the complex also features an amusement park and a facility offering hands-on experience with nature. Twin Ring Motegi Speedway is fun for families.
According to legend, Oyaji temple, with its rare main hall enclosed completely in a natural cave, was established by Kobo Daishi (the founder of the Shingon sect) in the year 810.
Featuring a main 4 meter high statue of the "Thousand Armed Kannon" carved into the face of the rock wall, Kannon statues (known as Oya Magaibutsu) are designated as a National Special Historic Site and Important Cultural Property.