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yEeVoNy25 wrote a review Aug 2019
Singapore, Singapore291 contributions78 helpful votes
After a tram ride to Yachigashira plus a long flight of stairs, you will be greeted to an open area filled with serenity, with 2 shrines in the compound. Do check out their Omikuji, its in the form of mini umbrella. Cute.! Other than that, after some photo shots and approx 30mins checking out the compound, we are good to go.…
Date of experience: May 2019
MunichEricJ wrote a review May 2019
Munich5,961 contributions480 helpful votes
The shrine is beautiful, and is overshadowed by nearby Mt. Hakodate's ropeway, so few make it here. it's a 15-20 minute walk from the ropeway base and well worth it, as you pick up another great shrine and gorgeous Hakodate Park along the way.
Date of experience: May 2019
Kelli W wrote a review Nov 2018
Springfield, Missouri57 contributions3 helpful votes
This monument is linked in a way with Goryokaku. If you are interested in History and a less crowded monument in Hakodate its nice and you can walk there from Cape Tachimachi. It is a bit of a climb though.
Date of experience: November 2018
Andrew M wrote a review Sep 2017
7,136 contributions1,155 helpful votes
The Hachiman Shrine is a shinto shrine, and is known as the god of war shrine, which is the protector of Japan. It was moved to the current location in 1880, and the main building was completed in 1915. It is reached by taking Tram # 2 to the last stop on the line, Yachigashira. Turn right on exiting the tram, and start walking on the main road which slopes gently upward toward a huge red torii gate which spans the road near to the top of the slope. I would advise that you get a bottle of water before starting the trek, as there are many stairs and you will appreciate a cool drink at the top of the shrine.There are four flights of stairs, and approximately 80 steps to reach the shrine.Another option is to take a taxi to the shrine, as there is a road, that has beautiful stone lanterns and another torii gate at the entrance, that leads past the Tsuruwakainari Shrine to the Hachiman Shrine. There are four flights of steps leading to the shrine, with each section having a torii gate. There are beautiful stone lanterns and monuments to be seen on the walk up.At the end of the third flight of stairs, There is a water pavilion to the left where you should wash your hands and mouth, before continuing to the main shrine area.It is a beautiful wooden shrine which is guarded by two stone lion dogs on either side.It was very peaceful, as my visit was early in the morning, and there was nobody else at the shrine. If you continue to the left of the shrine, a few minutes walk away there is another shrine, Tsuruwakainari Shrine. Instead of walking on the road, where the concrete lanterns are, continue on the right, and after 5 minutes walk the Myoshin-ji Temple will come into view. There is a large statue of a monk, a few monuments and an impressive bell tower. If you continue on the road past the temple, the road will suddenly become a path. Turn right on the path and walk for 5 minutes, and you will have reached the Hekkutsu-Hi monument to the fallen Shogonate warriors in the Battle of Hakodate in 1869.The monument to Yanagawa Kumakichi, who ensured that they were buried, is nearby.…
Date of experience: August 2017
terramurie wrote a review Jul 2017
Seoul, South Korea117 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a nice shrine to visit in Hakodate. Very peaceful. The fact that it's on the mountainside gave this shrine a wonderful nature feel to the whole place.
Date of experience: April 2017