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Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-254-2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was a last minute decision to visit here on our way to Niigata. We decided to visit only the upper shrine because we did not have a lot of time and the middle shrine was very crowded. It was hard to see a sign...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank melindag386
Reviewed July 31, 2019

Togakushi Shrine is actually divided into upper, middle, and lower shrines that are a pretty good distance away from one another. The Alpico bus has stops near the latter two, it the main upper shrine requires a 40 minute hike from the bus stop. Visitors...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank thelonious22
Reviewed July 30, 2019

The Togakushi shrine is made up of three shrines - the lower shrine, mid-level and the upper shrine. For some odd reason, we kept driving until we reached the entrance to the upper shrine, skipping the lower 2. Paid parking is available near the entrance...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank eddiesng
Reviewed July 24, 2019

Good day trip from Nagano; if the weather had been better when I was there - too cold to see anything much (lake was still frozen)

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Felicia L
Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

We took the bus from Nagano station in one hour you are in beautiful nature surroundings .The pathway to the shrine is a bit steep the last part of it , but the beautiful lines of trees is worth it. On your way back you...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed April 28, 2019 via mobile

We went on April 29, which was the start of Golden Week. I think that is the reason it was super busy and there was a long, slow queue to get up to the shrine buildings. There is still snow for the last portion of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank TristaC46
Reviewed April 24, 2019

The hike leading up to this Shrine is beautiful and it is a nice location to visit. The Shrine itself can not be entered for Sacred reasons but it is still a worthy visit non the less. When we visited, it was under lots of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Peter R
Reviewed April 10, 2019 via mobile

This walk in -2 degrees whilst snowing was a stand out experience on our Japanese Holiday. The gates, shrines and trees we walk by were amazing. It was a great day spent hiking in the Japanese Alps finished off with a hot bowl of soba...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank MadyLou24
Reviewed January 7, 2019 via mobile

Great little temple with some manicured conifers, nice little cemetery out the back... Remember to take those shoes off...

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jjtcstars
Reviewed November 21, 2018

The pathway from the main road to Okusa Shrine was more than half an hour. The path was lined up with pine trees on both sides and all along it was scenic and peaceful. Do check the bus time table for return back to town.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from Candywhite9595 | Reviewed this property |
We walked on paved paths and gravel near the upper shrine, there are some steps along the way, Stroller may not be ideal if you are taking the shuttle bus as there's no storage space available and the bus was a tight squeeze... More
January 4, 2017|
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Take bus number 70 or 71 from Nagano Station in direction of Togakushi. Alight at Togakushi-Hokosha for the lower shrine (戸隠宝光社, 50 minutes, 1150 yen one way), Togakushi-Chusha for the middle shrine (戸隠中社, 60 minutes, 1250... More
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