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Haruna Shrine, Takasaki

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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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Takasaki offers a number of lodging options near the train station, as well as traditional, Edo-style "ryokan" guesthouses in town. Accommodations like these make for a relaxing stay in Takasaki. However, if you're simply stopping over for the night, or are looking for something more budget-friendly, a more basic hotel near the station will suffice.
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  • I came here on a quiet day down the road from Lake Haruna, walked through the wooden entrance and up the stone walkway with a mossy wall on one side and a mountain stream on the other. Waterfalls, bea...  more »
  • Haruna Jinja. Japan has no lack of famous jinjas and deras. I must admit I am kind of a shrines and deras fanatic. However I do have an aversion to crowds, and the famous ones are most often than not ...  more »
  • Haruna Shrine is nestled in the mountains. Unfortunately we visited in January and it was very crowded. There were lines of cars from both roads leading into the shrine and very little parking. They w...  more »
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  • Calm and beautiful place especially during Autumn
  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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