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Togakushi Shrine, Nagano

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The Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Togakushi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is at the base of Mount Togakushi (1904m) in Jōshin'etsu Kōgen National Park. Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines, known as the lower, middle, and upper shrine area (Togakushi Hōkō-sha, Hino-miko-sha, Togakushi Chū-sha, Togakushi Oku-sha and Kuzuryu-sha respectively), each area about 2 km apart.The approach to the upper shrine is known for its natural beauty, lined with over 300 majestic Cryptomeria trees.and Kuzuryu-sha beside Oku-sha, the establishment than Oku-sha stale, age is unknown. Kuzuryu means nine-headed dragon. The dragon is calling for rain, and Togakushi village has abundant spring water from mountains.The Hōkō-sha (lower shrine) is to a patron goddess, protecting maternity, academic life, and sewingThe Hino-miko-sha is God of fire and the performing artsThe Chū-sha (middle shrine) is God of wisdomThe Oku-sha (upper shrine) is God's marvelous threw rocksThe Kuzuryu-sha is God of rain and landowner God of Togakushi villagesIn all Five shrine locations, Togakushi-villages.Around five shrine and pilgrimage certification seal gosyuin to make things possible.HistoryOku-sha dates to BC 210, in at least one theory. The Emperor AD 684, made the map and a temporary building. In AD 849 and monks "Gakumon" began in the Oku-sha.
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  • So you calm down but there are locals often visit. Around many Soba shops famous restaurant Soba sushi taste may. Since there also speak of hidden door on the occasion of the consecration of blessed with nanzhao and Gagaku 巡ri合ereba once on that occasion no impression may change.
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  • Your shrine togakushi shrine inside heaven 8 decisions and life's (candy your was only able to completely do) and historical please is God made a point when you became delinquent shintoku respects Jinghong Amaterasu and hidden iwato, iwato Kagura (daidai) and created a new, open to. Are academic achievement, prosperity, good luck and apotropaic and home safety is deified. 0/849 (849) by academic and the temple shrine phase of 0/1087 (1087) was built as a Palace. Institute of micro optical Temple of gods and Buddha mixture and then late Heian era, Shinto and Syncretism esoteric Tendai and Shingon esoteric Buddhism and with former zenkou-JI mountain recommends the ascetics Dojo togakushi 13 Valley 3000 Bou as koya and Hiei attracted many of Shugendo and visiting persons. The ceiling picture of the Dragon was painted by genius painter of the Kano shrine ceilings restored to 0/2003, cawanabe. More than 700-year-old on the grounds are sacred tree, togakushi shrine Office is located, and the scent more than 800 years old.
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  • During snow's visit. It was a huge 700-year-old Ieyasu and the waft of fresh. Look beside the gate down 3 trees, towering Cedars and a naturally introspective feelings. When going out of the gate, were lined up like town noodle shop and Inn.
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  • Inside I felt very strong. Karita's heaven 8 decisions and life (your candy was only able to completely do) is. God made a point to open, and then created a new iwato Kagura was in respects of repeated misconduct by Amaterasu "amanoiwato" hide when it is. More than 700-year-old on the grounds are sacred trees, scent more than 800 years old and strong power. Waterfall.
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  • The atmosphere is different from shrine to shrine. For fear of leaving the goose bumps. From the vicinity of the sanctuary far North Alps and a perfect fulfillment. A blunt I felt a spiritual power.
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  • For the first time I went to togakushi shrine chugu. Great scent really healed. Wanna Rock fish or hooking in the swamp near the waterfall next to the shrine was surprised because the fish were there.
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  • It is amazing here. Reservation in advance had prayer with the shrine. Physically and mentally warmed my heart.
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