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Haruna Shrine, Takasaki

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#1 of 69 in Historic Sites in Gunma Prefecture
Step back into the distant past and visit the ancient Haruna Shrine, built in the sixth century. Sitting about halfway up Mt. Hurana, one of the three mountains of Jomo, the shrine is dedicated to the gods of fire, water, and agriculture. Its main gateway slowly reveals itself as you make your way up hill, gaining an ever-expanding view over the horizon. The gate's east-west orientation results in the sun providing an amazing effect by either shining through it from behind, or by illuminating the structure’s face. Follow paved and dirt paths throughout the shrine to come across various cultural and religious icons. Make Haruna Shrine a centerpiece of your Takasaki vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Takasaki itinerary builder.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Air atmosphere is walking the cobblestones and serene. Who might fit the God that came out unexpectedly, there are many small shrines in the eye is strange.
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  • August 16, 2017
    Without saying a Word and well-known power spot! Hear such emergency is time so stop by here whenever. One of the staff is recommended.
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  • August 13, 2017
    The shrine is connected to the mainland by a red bridge. Pretty picturesque and since we had some mist, it made for some interesting pictures. The temple itself is a standard affair, but enjoyable. We...  more »
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  • October 26, 2015
    Calm and beautiful place especially during Autumn
  • July 13, 2017
    Walk about 20 minutes from omote-Sando parking, go to the main building and seeing along the way excited, you can climb. And interactivity through the Dragon's gate to the main hall. Amazingly his splendid Shrine at the foot of the big rocks. It was me, was looking at 20 minutes. Thank you very much. It is this breathtaking views!
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  • May 13, 2017
    The impression that the shrine is spectacular. Without becoming bored and pass through the gate a respectable to the Hall of worship. Here will be staring in the honden and haiden. Torii Kazuyuki are along the road some distance away. Here is Miss. • Deities • fire from REI (homusubinokami) clay mountain life (to Yamato Hime Mikoto)
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  • July 12, 2017
    And distance to worship the shrine surrounded by naturally beautiful. There and everywhere before, such as waterfalls and the Cedar look there are a lot of place. Openwork is delicate, so beautiful, so take a look at look.
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  • July 11, 2017
    You might see if you go to the main shrine, takes about 45 minutes. Go back while watching the big trees and river flow. It was a shrine with a very solemn atmosphere, relaxing.
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