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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  • August 4, 2017
    Izu Tanzan shrine is now in 5th place, but this time, two friends and I worshipped at aichiprefecture near Atami hot springs, had dinner after the Japanese here. That was the first time the two friends, and even they were impressed by. Climbing stairs called the 800 stage while simmering shrine family goes of is later in the Internet and other check if you try this shrine, from which, nearly an hour climb. great "hongu shrine"... and we go there sometime, and described-, and hope. This shrine is a shrine that Minamoto no Yoritomo loved that place was connected and became his wife Hōjō Masako, is is famous as a spot of "marriage". I here, red and white (d) enters the picture of Dragon ""lucky charm"buy"your Vermillion book"friends, I had filled the nokyo-sho. I think I better stop by when you come here is close to famous MOA Museum of art in Atami izusan spot.
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  • July 5, 2017
    About 800 stairs climbed, climbed the mountain ago the shrine main hall of the shrine is located. I can sweat, climbed just want to believe. It is recommended to go temple lies further climbed up the mountain about 40 minutes, but hours are myself remnant forces only. It is a great shrine surrounded by silence in the mountains.
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  • May 31, 2017
    Have to climb 800 steps from running water. It is hard to climb, but the view from there was great.
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  • February 12, 2017
    Coca-Cola vending machine on top of the stairs for those who cannot survive without a drink. Nice nice point
  • April 28, 2017
    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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  • June 10, 2017
    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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  • May 10, 2017
    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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  • February 14, 2017
    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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