Togakushi Shrine Chusha, Nagano

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The is a Shinto shrine in Togakushi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is at the base of Mount Togakushi (1904m) in Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan 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 lined with over 300 Cryptomeria trees.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 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.Togakushi shrine was a pilgrimage sight for eight centuries later, 3000 one temple was located. 33 Cave on Mt. togakushi, pilgrims devoted to prayer in the cave. Core cave in Oku-sha. Oku-sha building continued into the cave's secret inside the caves.Its name was ranked with the Ise-jingu Shrine, Koya-san Temple and Enryaku-ji temples.
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  • Togakushi shrine to say the treasure light by Sun.-son and socialising, shrine, Kuzuryu Dragon Agency is and over all five, and during this time, Kuzuryu Dragon company is back in the deep snow in distress resolution visits only if you please? Either free parking is available outside the famous cedar trees to the gate at the entrance in the snow to the waist, also cedar trees naturally in the snow is also let's say Torii shrine entrance, good or worshiped.
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  • It's an amazing credit to the Japanese architects, craftsmen, and architects of the time, who were able to develop and build the shrine and maintain its connection to the natural surroundings. If it i...  more »
  • Choose the store get a free Shoutbox, suggest that! Is certainly good reputation of a lot of people and this is a waste of time because it is not the long-awaited trip a long time side by side, waiting for.
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  • Beautiful hike through the woods. The trail goes through a 400 year old cypress Grove.
  • Impressive, enchanting ensemble of old Shinto shrines in the mountains above Nagano. Well worth a visit!
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  • Speak to me to have set up in the parking, the parking fee. There was a distance from the shrine, just walk. Be healed only a sacred power spot and the like as well as trees, fresh feeling. Recently eaten by insects trees are in poor condition. Sense of achievement when you reach the shrine. On the way back, or the rare insect has poison was the evening? From behind the bear, was and is a screaming, running and the unnerving experience, but safely visit was so grateful. Will feel as if you were in the middle of the night a few years ago that resembles shrine, and further approach would be felt listening to the sound of the whistle, from the top of the tree who have been monitoring the safety and, he ran it back. I think maybe that Ninja. It is also a shrine will go.
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