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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 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 at the back, to walk from the parking lot 2 km. Journey to the inner shrine is 2/3 gravel roads of the cedar trees, the remaining 1/3 continue to climb the stone-paved and stone felt so athletic shoes required! The 400 year-old cedar trees, feel the power of nature pervade. The air clear and the sense of accomplishment was to arrive at the back was exhausted, but really feels good (^ ^)
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  • Climbed Mt. togakushi. Approach to the shrine started climbing, so early in the morning, but was filled with awe inspiring atmosphere. Nobody on the approach of the Cedar is very good. If you're visiting the shrine early in the morning worship is recommended. Now, in the shrine to pray for safety after the climb to the Summit from the shrine. Is the togakushi Mt. happo hemorrhage and transfusion course Rocky and kesari scary where not saved in a very dangerous zone followed by a place especially ants House over on both sides once and for all and out fell, fell first, more often than not there are fatal accident. But the sense of accomplishment when you clear the this is hugely inspiring thing no doubt. Many mountain climbers from all over the country visiting togakushi, seeking thrills, like.
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  • Did not check in advance so I step step but quite invisible shrine. I was surprised because it had assumed that the Cedar was watching television, a little shrine and just 2 km distance from the shrine and find out. Time is stopped. When I managed to get back, "thank you" I thought.
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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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