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Izusan Jinja Shrine, Atami

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A Shinto place of worship believed to have been built in the fifth century BCE, Izusan Jinja Shrine boasts several national treasures, such as a deep blue and gold-painted heart sutra, and many intricately executed statues of deities. Overlooking the entire town, the shrine features an exquisite vermilion-colored fountain with a red and a white dragon spewing water into it. Enno Ozuno, the father of mountaineering asceticism, and Kukai, the father of the Shingon School, reportedly trained here. Although the shrine can be reached by car, you can challenge yourself by climbing the stone stairs--837 of them--along a scenic path lined by cherry and yuzu trees. A visit to Izusan Jinja Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Atami trip builder to plot your vacation.
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  • This shrine is on Izusan, the hill overlooking Atami. After walking up the steps there you would see the arch and then the small shrines on the two sides, and the fountain where you can clean your han...  more »
  • It is possible to use a car to reach this shrine, but I would not suggest it if you are not an Atami local. Very steep and narrow, with no mirrors or curbs. Be safe and take the challenging stairs, an...  more »
  • Have to climb 800 steps from running water. It is hard to climb, but the view from there was great.
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  • Coca-Cola vending machine on top of the stairs for those who cannot survive without a drink. Nice nice point
  • You have not written because someone else I wrote. Who did take more than 1 hour each way to go! Way to motomiya and hiking trails with the asceticism monk course (referred to) in the way of the original, which could pass for both the. Are further recommended to hiking trails is asceticism monk course and return. Need shoes and both barely paved road, so. Pumps or heels is out of the question, but you do not need a climbing Mountain shoes. On the way of asceticism monk course further further typically stair stairs twice and is quite Kitui. It's also a slippery rain overnight, so plan to go should. But it is raining on the day after he purifies the air have to be honest, hard to climb muscle pain was the day after. Then, find the main shrine was hard. Along the way, there are Inari Fushimi Inari Shrine, hongu further that the stairs also climbed ahead. Signs are blown because it was a windy day, temashita motomiya-looking for games along the way. It was so funny. Izusan Shrine at the foot of the mountain goes cold I made a solemn feeling, but feels very pleasant flows at the foot of motomiya and motomiya shrine, tired, poor I was happy, with cheering for me like. Back is fine, which was the case back. Such words, thank you very much, and in many ways comes naturally and shrine.
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  • That power from Mount Fuji belching, I went. Available in motomiya, was a petite climbing in less than 1 hour. It is a good quiet place.
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  • This Hall is unusual and is a red dragon. Seems to come from izusan bottom in the red and White Dragon lore. As I had stamina and time to pray in the main shrine is the main plot was abandoned.
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  • Yoriko in stool stone, etc, than the formality of marriage famous recently? On. On this black snake charm, forward to conceive a lucky charm. "Fountain 00 child, right 禰宜, and if you know someone please rim or in dedicated gate on the West side is the telephone" at that time I and Kamakura becomes a topic and stage drama apparently last. It is a great blessing and Bali!
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