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Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Calm amidst beauty of nature

Went here with a Japanese speaker. Met a few people who enjoyed sharing their knowledge with us... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2018
craigalank
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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
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beautiful and sacred environment

Hakusan (literally, the white mountain in Japanese) is a ~2700 m tall mountain extending between... read more

Reviewed September 18, 2017
Hoegaarden987
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Aug 25, 2018
“Calm amidst beauty of nature ”
Sep 18, 2017
“beautiful and sacred environment”
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56-63 Heiseiji, Heiseiji-cho, Katsuyama 911-0822, Fukui Prefecture
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Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Went here with a Japanese speaker. Met a few people who enjoyed sharing their knowledge with us. Wouldn't have been able to do that without her help. Even if you do not know Japanese this is a marvelous place. You walk up 100s of steps...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank craigalank
Reviewed September 18, 2017

Hakusan (literally, the white mountain in Japanese) is a ~2700 m tall mountain extending between Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui and Gifu prefectures. It has been a sacred mountain for many in the area, leading to the many Hakusan Shrines in the region and around Japan that...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Hoegaarden987
Reviewed May 25, 2017 via mobile

The temple is very local and small and off in the woods. If you are not in the area I would recommend making a trip out but if you find yourself in this part of Fukui prefecture and have some time to spare it's interesting...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank KibaTravels
Reviewed October 29, 2016

This was an accidental find - we were on our way to Katsuyama Castle. Not one other person around - just trees and moss. Unlike so many other shrines, here you can take in the silence and the spirit of a place set aside.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank susicubed
Reviewed July 30, 2015

Hakusan Shrine is a (smaller) reconstruction of a massive temple ground that housed many monks before it was burned down in a revolt. While the temple itself is not very interesting and closed, the forest where it is in is magnificent. Free access. Accessible by...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed July 8, 2011

Heisenji is gorgeous place. Gorgeous trees and nature and mystical / Spiritual place. Amazingly gorgeous.

Date of experience: August 2010
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