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Mitsumine Shrine, Chichibu

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#1 of 154 in Historic Sites in Saitama Prefecture
Religious Site Tourist Spot
Head deep into the forest and atop Mt. Mitsumine to find Mitsumine Shrine, often described as one of Japan's most beautiful mountain shrines. The serene sanctuary sits 1,102 m (3,615 ft) above sea level, with tall old cedar trees enveloping the surroundings. Find three beautifully decorated areas, which make up the holy place-- the historic, main, and remote worship halls. Find the latter deep in the forest where you can also take in spectacular views of the thick canopy of trees below. Arrange your visit to Mitsumine Shrine and discover more family-friendly attractions in Chichibu using our Chichibu trip itinerary maker.
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  • Legend has it the shrine was founded nearly 2000 years ago, after a prince was guided through the mountains by a white wolf. Wolves were revered in Japan up to a few hundred years ago, and this shrine...  more »
  • It's long and difficult to reach even from Chichibu, not to mention any other town. BUT! If you can devote a whole day for this trip, it's totally worth it. I like hiking and cheap fun, so it was obvi...  more »
  • About 70min ride on the bus from the station, but it was worth it with the great mountain views, beautiful and colourful shrine decorations, historical buildings and lots of stone monuments that indic...  more »
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  • Give you power and worth to visit!
  • It's really power spot! And the atmosphere is. Tsuitachi white limited edition air defense, three Dragon's Gate and flagstone, sacred tree. Filled with. Tsuitachi Saturday. Day 7:00-white Chi protect voucher distribution (8:00-distribution) was of is traffic jam at 4 km to 1:30. Ago you turn car engine stopped and the black. 10:30 was moving past 7 a.m. and put in the parking lot (́д ' | | |) because the toilets near the shrine several, but still the distance for women especially beware. Ki observe enough to have have like,] or [how get in the parking lot and important. When I get back (midnight before) is 16 km car column! ... That's really awesome.
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  • We visited in cycling. Sai Kai road 14 km uphill from the junction to the Chichibu planes. Along the way, turn left onto Lake Chichibu (futase Dam) because it is in the square in front of the intersection has a vending machine (the last supply point) Kanto power spot shrine located at the top as well as a private car and bus runs tourist buses, so care is required. Half the road was relatively clean. Also remember grating cross the road often have to pass though. Foliage season could downhill run from taking a bath can be day-trippers in Nikko cloud Pavilion in the temple grounds
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  • Tsuitachi have thinking about beforehand, I 6/1 wish true go to (^ ^) is listened and crowded by more than expected on the pass road to the shrine was surprised (laughs) navigation and 8 km to the point where the light traffic at 7 km, so I thought "romp", (^ ^; takes its time AM 6:30 you are white you're looking for amulet doesn't work is handed out at 10 and I think I-and thought. Waited for about an hour, but once the mountain we went to omote-Sando, back about 10 kilometers (^ ^) of omote-Sando, jumping through hoops, incidentally, red lucky and told the modern history of mitsumine shrine, dating to the shop's proprietress (* be ∇ ' *) had a ropeway was pretty it seems crowded, but now I very like it is (^ ^; was allowed into the 120-year-old red shop, in. Was a kind landlady's early (^ ^) think it is red to sit back in the shop, right side (Arakawa side) somehow I felt a presence, what?!? Tatami straw will was but how it works I guess? (Lol) because the work comes from that into (* be ∇ ' *) quickly or inspiration I have-of course (lol) is also recommended if you go to the shrine (^ ^) well so much so in the Chichibu shrine worship lunch "warage and" in Yasuda-ya's famous drummers in bike from eating the fawn shrine also visits (^ ^) and! Reuse challenge! Remaining 17: (laughs) at this time, at 13 o'clock game and jam, now flowed a little, came from the 2 k eventually parking 17:00 30 wearing amulets voucher safe hope (^ ^) I 6/1 I was being handed out up to 18:00 (^ ^) at 18 surprised by horrendous. I was impressed at the shrine for the first time. Lucky enough to come across snakes and even (^ _ ^) v return is, of course, traffic jams, so-I expect roughly a 1 hour 30 minutes, Hey became at length. Hope that helps anyone who wants to attack tsuitachi (1 day) (^ ^) * rest, toilet, 2 km to the point where not so sick going to recommend safe, portable toilets, and some (^-^ worth going once I think.
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  • Tsuitachi have thinking about beforehand, I 6/1 wish true go to (^ ^) is listened and crowded by more than expected on the pass road to the shrine was surprised (laughs) navigation and 8 km to the point where the light traffic at 7 km, so I thought "romp", (^ ^; takes its time AM 6:30 you are white you're looking for amulet doesn't work is handed out at 10 and I think I-and thought. Waited for about an hour, but once the mountain we went to omote-Sando, back about 10 kilometers (^ ^) of omote-Sando, jumping through hoops, incidentally, red lucky and told the modern history of mitsumine shrine, dating to the shop's proprietress (* be ∇ ' *) had a ropeway was pretty it seems crowded, but now I very like it is (^ ^; was allowed into the 120-year-old red shop, in. Was a kind landlady's early (^ ^) think it is red to sit back in the shop, right side (Arakawa side) somehow I felt a presence, what?!? Tatami straw will was but how it works I guess? (Lol) because the work comes from that into (* be ∇ ' *) quickly or inspiration I have-of course (lol) is also recommended if you go to the shrine (^ ^) well so much so in the Chichibu shrine worship lunch "warage and" in Yasuda-ya's famous drummers in bike from eating the fawn shrine also visits (^ ^) and! Reuse challenge! Remaining 17: (laughs) at this time, at 13 o'clock game and jam, now flowed a little, came from the 2 k eventually parking 17:00 30 wearing amulets voucher safe hope (^ ^) I 6/1 I was being handed out up to 18:00 (^ ^) at 18 surprised by horrendous. I was impressed at the shrine for the first time. Lucky enough to come across snakes and even (^ _ ^) v return is, of course, traffic jams, so-I expect roughly a 1 hour 30 minutes, Hey became at length. Hope that helps anyone who wants to attack tsuitachi (1 day) (^ ^) * rest, toilet, 2 km to the point where not so sick going to recommend safe, portable toilets, and some (^-^ worth going once I think.
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