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Togakushi Shrine Okusha

Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-254-2014
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Such a great place and so peaceful. Early morning was great to beat the heat. The walks around the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
lola0476
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New Zealand
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A beautiful walk in autumn

Forest bathing or tree hugging - plus the temptation of eating the best soba in the whole of Japan... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Candywhite9595
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Singapore, Singapore
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Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Such a great place and so peaceful. Early morning was great to beat the heat. The walks around the temples to Kagami lake were nice but would have been prettier in winter or fall. Sometimes the signage wasn’t great.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forest bathing or tree hugging - plus the temptation of eating the best soba in the whole of Japan - We journeyed into the mountains of Nagano to pay homage to Togakushi shrine and its 300 plus giant cryptomeria trees that lined the 2km way...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018

It takes around 50 minutes by bus from Nagano Station - look for the number 70 bus at stop number 7, just across the road. There’s a small ticket office where you can also pick up a map of the shrines. The hike from the...More

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Reviewed March 27, 2018

I wish I had had an entire day to spend here, looking for all the different shrines. Went in late March hoping for some early sakura blossoms and instead had a snow-covered hike! It was absolutely stunning. The trees are gigantic, the air is clear,...More

1  Thank Sarahuhuhu
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Reviewed January 20, 2018

Try reaching all the Shrines . すべての神社に到達しよう Remember this is still a wild forest so respect and beware of the animals in it . これはまだ野生の森であることを忘れないでください。

Thank Tudor C
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Reviewed January 10, 2018

Visitors who want to see the shrine beautifully shrouded in show, please take heed as this may not be appropriate for young children during the colder months. If you're walking, the entrance to the trail is about 1Km (about 15mins walk or less) north from...More

Thank Shig31
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Reviewed November 22, 2017 via mobile

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our hike from the lower Hokasha shrine , past the Chusa shrine up to upper Okusha Shrine. With the Autumn Colours of Koyo it was stunning. The Cryptomeria Tree lined path to the upper shrine is breathtaking. Easy day...More

1  Thank Paul W
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

This shrine is currently under renovation but to be honest, as per other reviews, it is about the journey to this shrine rather than the shrine itself. It's approx a 30-40minute walk from the bus stop and the last 20min is steps to the top...More

1  Thank LauraHarris183
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Reviewed October 27, 2017 via mobile

To be honest, the shrine on top of the hill is not that impressive. In fact, it's rather small and there are renovation works going on at the moment. So, don't expect too much. However, the way up to the shrine is quite lovely. We...More

Thank Philipp H
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

Whilst the shire is just like any other shire, the walk into the shire from the carpark (approx 30 min walk one way) is the destination itself. The pathway is surrounded by extremely tall trees that are densely planted around. It is extremely quite and...More

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Clarice Yvonne C
June 23, 2018|
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Response from Tudor C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I don't believe bringing a stroller is a good idea . You have the main road used by the bus which has tarmac , but the rest of the roads are forest trails . And actually those are the only way to get to most of... More
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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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