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Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Nagano

(4.7/5 based on 380+ reviews on the web)
Head up the foot of the mountain to find a number of sacred places when exploring Togakushi Shrine Okusha. Visit the five separate Shinto shrines in three different shrine areas--known as the lower, middle, and upper--taking the time to walk between each of them, absorbing the relaxing atmosphere of the woodland, and learning about the stories behind the shrines as you go. With each of the three shrine areas located about 2 km (1.2 mi) apart, the walk between them can be tough, but richly rewarding for those able and willing. Plan to visit Togakushi Shrine Okusha and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Nagano attractions using our Nagano vacation route planner.
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  • Togakushi shrine is the Shrine consists of five Interior and socialising and Hoko-Agency and its and fire, his son, at the foot of the sacred mountain and Mt. togakushi Shrine since 2000, his history. Togakushi said that happened far away, God of the old and flying "iwato of heaven", became a present appearance and develops around the enshrined gods made a significant contribution to "open the heavens gate ceremony" is. Known as a sacred place to the end of the Heian era was known as the Dojo to the capital, where gods and Buddha mixture called akimitsu former zenkou-ji Temple, also called "togakushi 13 Valley 3000 Bou", koya and Hiei "3,000 Weifang three mountains" and prospered in the so called. Written received cordial protection of Tokugawa Ieyasu in the Edo period are bestowed a Vermillion-1000 stone, Higashi eisan kan'eiji Temple branch, strong personality as the God of agriculture, water awkwardly, and maintained as a temple in the mountains, shrine Temple still convey its Majesty cedar trees are planted, attracted widespread faith. God heaven hand power, life in the inner shrine (candy tairyōbata AX only) enshrines has been. As a historical stay in the Shinsaibashi Bong at the foot of Mt. togakushi: shintoku Japan myth, Amaterasu and hiding cave, with the divine power of Muso iwato of heaven open to heaven tejikarao life begins. Becoming the Meiji era former zenkou-JI became the subject of the Shinto and Buddhism separation, Temple was separated and 還俗, monks became a priest, togakushi shrine and the name change, where it remains today. As the US headquarters of the togakushi shrine are deified country such as good luck, Naito, bountiful ratoon, sports victory, Guangzhou was forged is revered by many ripening is 拝sa. The half red as gate of thatched village (2 km), medium, which is designated as natural monument trees that continues to Cedars more than 400 years.
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  • During their holiday in the mountains, snow came to visit. Until the back is quite large and also walked the snowy nakaoku, took more than two hours. As the gate is a little walk. As Gates became a cute snow form. The big Cedar was otherworldly. All sound is absorbed because of the snow, it sounds only step on the snow with their breath, and. A mysterious mood. Over time, walk on the left hand Torii gate. Usually, pass through the gate not to touch the top and body worship. Found buried in the snow at the back, go further back. Take care to not slip, stuck to the front. And the air is clear and the snow was made during visits again. From the snow on distant views. Snowless season you want to visit again, but may feel attraction to still sound in the snow no space to walk.
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  • Since the shrine entrance of delicious Tempura Soba eateries final note! Mysterious walks lined with cedar trees, the air moment!
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  • People coming back from the shrine is happily back was impressive. Sense of accomplishment and arrive back, was in the middle of cleaning.  Everyone is healthy since coming back to power on the way back. Karita's heaven tejikarao lives (candy tairyōbata AX only), that God came to when becoming a hidden cave you Amaterasu with the divine power of Muso iwato of heaven open.
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  • The parking lot was narrow. Don't suck in the middle of April. Still walking even snow. So go back to the snow. This snow is muddy. You must properly wear sneakers. Is a long way to go, or overwhelming in a large tree, watching the scenery and get that out. You do not feel that the uphill.
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  • Big cedar trees to moss-covered shrines. It is a gentle hike. Gotta do spring and autumn (^ ^)
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  • Parking lot is full, I went from the Botanical Garden parking lot. From there, in about 20 minutes. Along the way, enjoyed the chirping of birds. Slippery road was muddy after rain some people have come in sandals is easy. Here doesn't agree with my power spot and that is what does not feel anything.
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  • Way to the inner shrine is and Nori is surprisingly long, cedar and MOSS green rocks and nature filled with the way feels short. Depending on the season and time the weather is very different, very pretty.
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