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I trekked over to this shrine during a conference break, and wish I had known it was under renovation (fully shrouded). You have to climb up a short hill to the entrance, and can still buy plaques and tokens at the small shop but the...More
I came over here on 2nd Jan to experience the cultural Hatsumode minus the crowd on new year day. Very easy to find shrine which is within 10mins walking distance from Sakuragicho station or 15 mins walk from Landmark Plaza, passing by Nippon Maru road....More
This shrine is in a huge forest off the side of the city. It is a nice stroll and break from the city. It takes roughly 5 to 10 mins from the entrance of the park to get to the shrine, but the atmosphere and...More
This shrine complex serves local worshipers but is not on the radar of many tourists. While lacking the showy temples of some spots it is quiet and beautiful. There is also a beautiful and quite large cemetery on the back side of the hill where...More
Very nice and quiet local shrine, away from all the tourists. We practically had the whole place to ourselves, which made for great pictures.
However, we had a tough time finding the entrance of the shrine since its surrounded by apartment buildings - we fully...More
It is not as fancy as some but I really enjoyed the laid back and authentic nature of this shrine. The gates were beautifully inscribed stone and I was lucky enough to see it in action. Since I didn't know the language I didn't know...More
If you're lucky, you might see a traditional Japanese wedding ceremony, or blesing of a newborn child. As this shrine, is dedicated to the Sun Goddess, like Ise Jingu Shrine it displays architectural features that pre-date Chinese influences, for example the crossed roof beams on...More