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Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Nagano

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Religious Site Tourist Spot
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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  • It is a power spot, walked from the entrance, it took more than 30 minutes. It is recommended for sneakers. Is a small shrine, or was capable of healing
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  • this is a must-go site if you love the peaceful, spiritual and historical Japan. There are few shrines in that area, with over hundreds years of trees surround you. what an amazing place!!! u better s...  more »
  • 1 hours and takes in the matrix of the stamp. Stairs are pretty tough, so go prepared. Moisture is required. Overwhelmed by even more awe inspiring forests and cedar trees. Want to go fall.
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  • A peaceful place that totally different from popular tourist spot. Really worth going.
  • I went to the GW. Near the shrine, near Kuzuryu Dragon and stairs there to still covered with snow, slide to. Snow shoes, not harsh sense of achievement available. Of nice scenery, cedar trees will be humbled. People quite a lot during the tourist season, the traffic in the parking lot with cars around. We recommend early morning worship.
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  • Random new year's drive, I visited called casually. Seen at sunrise in the back thinking as I walked the snow from the parking lot, there was walking while looking this way. And non-far abandoning Sunrise, 7 o'clock, I thought maybe I was just rises, from behind a mountain and get. We have good memories.
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  • During the winter season the last obstacle in front of the shrine. Just the view from the back, and after that achievement is the best. Former zenkou-JI mountain at the entrance was a little off, approaching, and in front of me. I think so go Skate socks and other clothes to bring. Also somehow slippery in the gate, they often slip. Of course, vending machine from the back entrance. I would have a drink there quite rapidly with distance. You'd buy in vending machines, such as socialising.
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  • I went to 5/3. You want to go look at the photos and headed in the Golden thoughts. There were a lot of people, but staff were very helpful. Way to the shrine is "far away! "And I thought at first. Is that is had to suffer at all. We have the feeling a cold wind and snow in some places at the beginning of May. Cedars are mysterious and beautiful.
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