Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Nagano

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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 my trip to Nagano with suggested itineraries provided by Inspirock.
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  • Heading to the shrine in togakushi, Nagano-Shi, long approach. The cedar trees along JR East Japan adult holiday club poster became famous. Go transit bus from Nagano station.
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  • Treasure light, fire, son House, socialising, its, shrine, from which as the name of the togakushi shrine, located in the innermost shrine. Can often be found in the waterway and located at the foot of the former zenkou-JI mountain walk takes about 1 to 1.5 hours, but beside the shrine early autumn swim iwana. In the second half of the famous magnificent cedar trees as a power spot. It is good in recent years with the popularity of the power spot and nokyo-sho crowded, but air well, go have lunch. Became a pay parking lot is unfortunate but unavoidable from the viewpoint of nature protection in May.
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  • Anything without checking first took a bus to the end. Is called back because I knew there was really walked more than an hour from the bus stop. Last was the inner shrine was first traced quite up stairs fairly steep. Immediately next to the Kuzuryu Dragon company was the nokyo-sho wrote both of those things at once was.
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  • Pretty nice. The stroll there, however is breathtaking.
  • Very beautiful setting. The walk up is well worth. I recommend to start your hike from the Chusha shrine and follow one of the trails up If you want to leave the beaten track a bit, come back through the botanical garden and along the Kagamiike pond (great view).
  • A very tranquile hiking experience. Takes about 35-40 min from the parking lot/bus stop. A gentle incline up until the last 10 % of the walk where it gets a little bit more challenging. Hiking shoes are a big + due to the rocks and gravel. Beautiful pine and cedar trees all along the journey.
  • Legend says Mt Togakushi standing behind this shrine, the last of 5 Togakushi Shrines, was thrown all the way from Kyushu to here. The powerful one who did it is Amenotajikarao-no-mikoto, the main deity of this shrine. People in Japan have long redarded this place as the holy and powerful. When you visit here, you will understand why this is a part of the very old legend.
  • During winter the whole shrine is under snow...
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