Hokkaido Jingu

Hokkaido Jingu, Sapporo

Hokkaido Jingu
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Peter R.
Ulsan, South Korea1,348 contributions
Set in Maruyama Park and approached along the Cherry Tree Boulevard from the 2nd Shrine Gate, the Hokkaido Jingu Shinto Shrine is probably impressive whatever season you choose to visit. Visiting in January when blanketed by snow, however, seems to elevate it to something extra-special.
Established in 1869, the centrepiece of the Main Shrine is an impressive A-framed building whose gold embellishments positively sparkle on a bright Winter's day. I was particularly fascinated by the wooden frame with wires that devotees tied their "wishes"/prayers around.
I rounded off my visit to this impressive Shrine by taking a break at the attractive Coffee Shop that sells hand-made cookies near the entrance to the Main Shrine, then walking back towards the Subway Station through the snow covered Park. Most enjoyable!
Written August 10, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,979 contributions
The Hokkado Jingu Shrine hoses four deities, including the Emperor Meiji. The Shrine is approached through a torii. It is bad manners to enter the Shrine through the middle of the torii. The torii is meant to frame the Shrine to give the best view. The Shrine burned down in in 1974, but was rebuilt in 1978. The Shrine houses the guardian deities of Hokkaido, it is worthy of respect.
Written November 13, 2020
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Zimminaroundtheworld
Okinawa Prefecture, Japan1,783 contributions
The Hokkaido Shrine was not on my radar but I was in the area and wanted to see the shrine during the winter months. The forest surrounding the shrine and shrine itself is beautiful especially covered in snow. This was actually one of my highlights of the trip to Sapporo. There are food vendors outside the shrine. I also recommend walking some of the trails around the park. It was a magical time!
Written February 8, 2022
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia10,979 contributions
Hokkaido Jingu is a shrine affiliated to Japan's ancient religion, Shinto. Buddhism came later. Shinto is a form of naturalistic religion that is based on traditional practices. Hokkaido Jingu veneratres the early settlers of Hokkaido. Hokkaido Jingu is of moderen constructio, but it certainly radiates an atmosphere of peace and serenity. Shinto and Buddhism are not strictly competitors. Shinto goes back into the mists of time and is said to be "more Japanese."
Written February 27, 2020
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aebmccullick
Athens, GA123 contributions
Nestled in Maruyama Park, Hokkaido Jinju was a beautiful site to see. The park itself is wonderful to walk through on a snowy day, and the Shinto Shrine is almost in the middle of the park. We visited on our first full day in Sapporo and enjoyed learning about the Shinto religion. You are able to cleanse yourself just outside the shrine and purchase "your fortune" in English - most of the shrines only have fortunes in Japanese.

A wonderful place to visit while in Sapporo!
Written January 23, 2008
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AlfredKL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia97 contributions
Family
Located in the right beside the park and within a short walk from the small zoo. Less than 10 minutes walk from the Maruyama Koen station.

You could enjoy the park and the zoo too before settling down for a great seafood at Jyogai Ichiba.
Written December 10, 2017
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tohxinru
Singapore, Singapore1,317 contributions
Solo
The Hokkaido Jingu Shinto Shrine is located in Maruyama Park. There are amulets being sold for 500 to 1000 yen. You can also check your fortune for 100 yen.

From Sapporo Station, take the subway green line to Odori Station, then take the subway orange line to Maruyama Koen Station T06. From Maruyama Koen Station Exit 3, walk straight for 10 to 15 minutes.

Apart from visiting the Hokkaido Jingu Shinto Shrine, you can probably visit the Maruyama Zoo since it is within the same Maruyama Park, or visit the Shiroi Koibito Park since it is also along the subway orange line.
Written May 27, 2017
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batengtengteng
Singapore, Singapore191 contributions
Friends
First visit to a Shinto Shrine. With some research the place isn't difficult to get to at all.
From Sapporo station take the blue line to Odori station (1 stop) and change to the orange line to Maruyama Koen (3rd stop). We departed Sapporo station at around 10AM... the stations seemed to always be crowded..which can be very intimidating.
Anyway, once alighted at Maruyama Koen, there will be a cute signboard that points to all the tourist attraction at that station. Walk towards exit 3 (abt 5 mins), then after the flight of stairs you will be at ground level. Continue walking strg for another 5 mins and you will reach exit 3 of the Maruyama Park. The whole direction think is very strg forward...don't think you can get lost -.-
Anyway it started snowing heavily once we were at the park (beautiful!!).. at 10+AM the park was quiet but in a good way. You'll see some locals walking towards the shrine and you just have to continue walking strg or follow them.. there are some direction boards along the way. It was about 8 mins walk towards the shrine. Some where along the way you will pass the shrine gate (torii).
Everything about the shrine was beautiful..we even did the purification ritual (interesting!) and then tried praying (throw coins, bow twice, clap twice, bow once), drew some fortunes (Omikuji) and bought the Hokkaido Shrine amulets back.
Around 11+AM the tourist crowd started coming in.
I would definitely recommend visiting this shrine but try to visit as early as you can before the crowd start to come in!
Written January 24, 2014
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Gourmet Traveller
Hong Kong, China116 contributions
Family
It’s a good stopover on the way to or from Maruyama Zoo. I believe this is the main shrine of Hokkaido and you get to experience the typical Shinto shrine traditions - from the long stone paths to the wish/prayer boards. You can also buy souvenir charms for different purposes.
Written April 14, 2018
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Marc-Philippe G
Kathmandu, Nepal228 contributions
Couples
Hokkaido is nice. Green, lots of nice hikes.
Volcanoes, lakes, you name it...
90% of maps and documentation is provided in Japanese only
You can't find 2% of locals speaking decent English, even in hotels, even high-end hotels
Conclusion: if you're not Japanese, you surely can visit Hokkaido, but you're not particularly welcome and no one will really really try to make your life easier. Even those people in shops who can speak bit and pieces of English will great you in Japanese.
So that's it... feels weird to be somewhat unwanted in the country you visit
Written August 13, 2017
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