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Mitsumine Shrine

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Mountain Shrine

This shrine is literally on a mountain and a kick-off point of some serious hiking on the Chichibu... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chiba, Japan
Even better the second time around!

I visited Mitsumine at the end of 2016 with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there... read more

Reviewed October 29, 2017
Leysdown, UK
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298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu 369-1902, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This shrine is literally on a mountain and a kick-off point of some serious hiking on the Chichibu area. We went here on a day tour for the icicles and this was included in the itinerary. Highlights include the Haiden (main worship hall), the white...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

I visited Mitsumine at the end of 2016 with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there. This year we were back in Tokyo and we both wanted to go back - not least because we missed part of the shrine (the old...More

Date of experience: October 2017
5  Thank Retron
Reviewed October 22, 2017

A very spiritual place. The scenery, history and the different monuments and shrines within..unique.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Luis R
Reviewed September 22, 2017

It is located in the upper mountainside so takes long time to reach there. About one hour and half by rapid express from Ikebukuro to Seibu Chichibu of Seibu Ikebukuro Line and then one hour 15 minutes by express bus. You should take seats in...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Keizo
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Legend has it the shrine was founded nearly 2000 years ago, after a prince was guided through the mountains by a white wolf. Wolves were revered in Japan up to a few hundred years ago, and this shrine is the biggest wolf shrine in Japan....More

Date of experience: December 2016
2  Thank Retron
Reviewed March 27, 2016

It's long and difficult to reach even from Chichibu, not to mention any other town. BUT! If you can devote a whole day for this trip, it's totally worth it. I like hiking and cheap fun, so it was obvious for me to walk from...More

Date of experience: February 2016
1  Thank Erik_saka
Reviewed January 10, 2016

About 70min ride on the bus from the station, but it was worth it with the great mountain views, beautiful and colourful shrine decorations, historical buildings and lots of stone monuments that indicate who & how much money people & companies had donated to the...More

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank Risa S
Reviewed August 19, 2015

This was a beautiful area to explore in the fall. The temple was beautiful and we got to hear traditional music being played. A beautiful mountain and forest retreat to explore.

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank corbie777
Reviewed January 11, 2015

The last stop on the Chichibu line train is "Mitsumine guchi" (entrance to Mitsumine) so I thought it was close. The shrine is another 1.5 hour bus ride at least. If you are frightened of curvy roads with sharp drop offs, the ride is not...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank hashihime
Reviewed December 2, 2014

Spectacular,,,,,so much history ,,,,,visit ,and you will see ,,,,,been here 4 times.We come here for Karate seminars ,,,the training here is special ,and was one of the favorite places of our founder Sosai Mas Oyama ,Osu.

Date of experience: November 2014
4  Thank dancomontreal
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Luis R
October 22, 2017|
Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
Now we read kanji from left to right but before right to left and it means from right to left three, peak, mountain i.e. Mitsu Mine Mountain.