Shizuoka Sengen Shrine
Shizuoka Sengen Shrine
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SFBayAreaTrekker
San Francisco Bay Area (CA)565 contributions
Aug 2016 • Couples
We visited this shrine as one of our tour locations before heading towards Mt. Fuji. The buildings that comprise this shrine are colorful and peaceful. The colors are vibrant and the wood carvings show clear details.

There are gardens adjacent to the shrine that leads to peaceful meditation.
Written September 15, 2016
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cl41r3
Nottingham, UK388 contributions
Oct 2016 • Solo
I have visited sengen shrine on both of my visits to Shizuoka as it is so beautiful. With many different structures to visit you get a real feel for Japanese culture. Each building very different. There an stalls to buy your fortunes or little souvenirs.
You can walk up the steps to the top shrines too (there are about 100 steps)

There is also a museum here too and a traditional Japanese shopping street close by.
I would definitely recommend a visit here
Written October 31, 2016
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jimboblaze
Hillsboro, OR64 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
This shrine is walking distance from the Shizuoka station. Maybe 20 minutes depending on your walking speed. It is HUGE. Souvenirs are available. LOTS of stairs.
Plan at least half a day.
Lots of great small shops on the way to the shrine. They tend to be open later in the day, but you can find some great souvenirs on the way. We picked up some colorful tea containers.
Don't be a quickee. Go ALL the way. Go up all the stairs, go behind the shrine and keep going up the hill. Can't find it? Just follow the old people who us it for exercise. Follow the trail up and up and up. There is a great walking area with lots of rest points and an amazing view of Fuji (on days when the paper mill smog does not block your view).
Keep going to the end for a great view and to visit a B29 memorial site. A B29 crashed in Shizuoka and the citizens buried the crew. The families later created a memorial to the solders and as a thanks to the citizens of Shizuoka for taking care of the remains in such a respectful way despite the reason for the plan coming to Japan.
If you want to practice your Japanese, there are plenty of old-timers walking up that path. I found that all were friendly and willing to stop and talk.
Written June 4, 2014
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RieK15
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan83 contributions
Jan 2017 • Solo
If you like historic architecture you'll find here very interesting. Although the site is not so big, there are many buildings constructed in 19th century full of wood carvings. The decorations are of the taste of Tokugawa shogunate era, like those in Nikko, but I though them more chic. The main building is very tall for the architecture from old days. You'd find scale models and figurines of today (like Star Wars stormtroopers) displayed in the tea house. Shizuoka has scale model industry, which started from artisans gathered about a century ago for the refurbishment of this shrine.
The shrine sits at the foot of a little mountain. If you climb up the mountain (very easy hike), you can see Mt Fuji. It also has an ancient tomb dating back to 6th century.
Written January 22, 2017
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paul d
fuji65 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
While Shizuoka is not on most folks short list of places to see whilst in Japan, the city does offer some interesting places. One of them is Sengen Shrine. (jinja is the japanese word for shrine)

The garden is very traditional and the buildings themselves are a good place to take some photos. There is a stone stairway that leads to the top of the hill where you can see the entire city.

You will not regret taking the time to see Sengen Jinja.
Written June 5, 2015
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Craig P
Brisbane, Australia360 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a complex of three main architectural buildings with an extensive collection of artefacts from the Tokugawa shogunate that ruled Japan for 300 years during the edo period.
Buildings are in average condition probably in need of some attention.
Ok for a visit but would not rate as a highlight of our trip.
Written November 22, 2017
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PASP123
Hexham, UK341 contributions
Oct 2016 • Couples
This shrine is worth visiting if you happen to be in Shizuoka or Shimizu. It is attractive on a small scale. The construction and colour are enjoyable and it is a peaceful place to spend half an hour or so.
Written November 11, 2016
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Andrew S
Colonial Beach, VA3 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
Went here with family looking for the b29 memorial as I had family who died in the crash. With the history of everything that happened there this is a special place. The hike up the hill is not hard and can be done in 20 minutes. If you are in the area and don't have a personal connection, it is still a cool little monument. This is where the monument for the blackened canteen is
Written August 23, 2016
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Taigaa
Fujieda, Japan358 contributions
It is actually made up of a number of shrines in a same cloisture. The Main Shrine building is for sure represents the architectural beauty of Shizuoka. It could be the candidate for World Heritage as "Historical Monuments relating to Tokugawa Shogunate" only if it is well promoted. English guiding material is not readily available and the guiding mapbaord for international tourist should me made soon. If you like old Japanese buildings this is the place to visit.
Written October 12, 2009
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Yasuhiro Mochizuki
Shizuoka, Japan43 contributions
Jan 2019 • Family
Sengen reminds Japanese people of Mt. Fuji. Yes, in this shrine the diety is also enshrined in one of seven shrines in Sengen Jinja yard. Shinto, indigenous religion, is mainly focused on people mind, not the shrine itself. So, what people have only to enshrine the diety in their shrine building and pray for it every day. The diety always watches out their behaviors or daily acts. They are invisible existence from our sides. Then a lot of shrines whose have the same name in different places were born here and there.
One of the biggest events is the new year's visit to the shrine. At midnight of January 1, people waiting for the first sound of the drum of the shrine start throwing coins or bills praying for the year's good fortune or happiness of family.
In April, spring festival named "HATSU KAE SAI" is held in the shrine yard. Local people call this "Shizuoka festival"., when a lot of people come togegether and have a party under the full bloom of cherry blossoms.
Some couples hold their wedding ceremonies in very traditional way in the shrine building. Shinto priest and assistant ladies accomplish the Shinto style wedding ceremony.
Almost all the year round, for people in city of Shizuoka, this is the place to come back to.
Written January 19, 2019
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