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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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  • We went to here in April with a car and were one of only ones here. It was a beautiful place and a very nice hike even in the snow. First, be prepared to deal with a LOT of snow when walking (not so m...  more »
  • We went there with a lot of snow, the first part was very beautiful but already took us twice the normal time, as on some part we would get snow till our knees! Then when it starts to go up, it was al...  more »
  • This is a gorgeous little village with amazing views of the Japanese Alps in the distance. See basket weavers creating unique and bespoke crafts from interesting natural materials. The shrine is also ...  more »
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  • 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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  • 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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  • To visit the large Japan cedar trees, as Gates and rice rope Myojin, Kuzuryu Dragon company, shrine, and a guess had I even washed. But it is quite severe, if there is snow 2 km. Should avoid light, high-heeled shoes is out of the way of w. I'd thought it would take light trekking 1 hour round trip. Room 済mashimashou in the parking lot. This destination.
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  • 9 in the morning ago the visit. Is pretty much still snow and slippery so caution is required. Views of cedar trees, is overwhelming! Never come back!
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