Togakushi Shrine Chusha
Togakushi Shrine Chusha
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MonSur15
Jakarta, Indonesia49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
We went there early winter and there are practically no other visitors around, which makes it even more beautiful and very easy to appreciate the beauty and wonder of the shrine.
Written May 7, 2016
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pooky503is
Tokyo, Japan645 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Family
We can feel a kind of power in this shrine area.
So, it’s enough to say one of the power spots in Japan.
In Every New Years holiday, I pray here and draw a fortune-telling slip.
This is my annual routine.

Winter scenery of this shrine is my best.
You can feel atmosphere of which the Mountaineering ascetics practice.

There is a manner of praying at shrine.
When you pray, bow twice, clap twice, then bow once more.

Almost Japanese throw a coin into the offering box for an offering to the Kami(God)
before pray
If you want to know more, please google “how to pray at japanese shrine”.
Please remember these, when you visit Japanese shrine.

Around this shrine, you can have soba noodle, a typical Japanese food.
Uzuraya, which is one of soba restaurants and in front of this shrine, is my recommendation.
Please google “uzuraya togakushi”.
At Uzuraya, you can have Togakushi soba, a special soba noodle in the Togakushi area.
Written January 2, 2019
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Benjamin Ho
Singapore, Singapore326 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
It's an amazing credit to the Japanese architects, craftsmen, and architects of the time, who were able to develop and build the shrine and maintain its connection to the natural surroundings. If it interests you about how to get here by bus, you can refer to my review of the Hoko-sha (I don't think I can paste the info here due to self-plagiarism).

I trekked up to the shrine from the Hoko-sha. A short distance from the entrance to the shrine there's a toilet (you can take a whizz here), and also a very HUGE old tree (photo-op). Further up, there's another short flight of stairs up to the Chu-sha, the architecture of which bears a strong resemblance to the Hoko-sha and Hinomiko-sha.

Much like the Hoko-sha, the Chu-sha blends well with the surrounding nature. Even though it's merely about 100m from the road and modern amenities, you will get a sense that you're far from modern society with the peace and serenity of the shrine's environment seemingly transporting you kilometers away from modernity.

If you want to walk up from the Hoko-sha, it's going to take about 45 minutes of mostly off-road uphill trekking, and nearing the end will be about a 10 minute walk past a cemetery and up a steep, winding road toward the Chu-sha. Dress comfy for the weather and modestly as well as this is part of a visit to a religious site.
Written January 6, 2018
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lauras_farm
Cairns, Australia159 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
We decided to take the trail from Okusha shrine to chusha shrine then catch the bus back down to Nagano. The trail is beautiful at this time of year with all the autumn colour and once you arrive at Chusha i think the colours make it even more spectacular. Just a beautiful spot in the world.
Written October 27, 2017
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edmundduck
Guildford, UK526 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
It's the largest shrine among these 5 shrines and at the most convenient location for sure. Perhaps it's too convenient, it's not as stunning as Okusha that one have to go through a long long way to test the faith. Yet it's still worth to visit Chusha.
Written July 31, 2017
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W F
Nagano, Japan32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2013 • Family
Don't miss this hike if you are in Nagano. Take bus 70 or 71 across from Nagano train station and it will drop you nearby.
Written November 28, 2013
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Benjamin M
27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
The old wooden torii gate here is impressive, and like other spots in Togakushi there are some very nice imposing cryptomeria (Japanese cedar) trees, including a three-trunked holy tree behind the torii
Written October 21, 2019
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Barry C
Sleaford, UK503 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
We took the Highland shuttle bus from Nagano, which
took about one hour. The bus is fine for the short ride
to Zenkoji temple, but is very uncomfortable for a one
hour trip. We visited the Hinomikosha and Hokosha
shrines first and then came to the precipitous stone
staircase leading to the Chusa shrine.

I counted 191 steps and arrived at the summit rather
exhausted - why do they always build shrines and
temples so high up? It is a beautiful spot, surrounded
by very tall pine trees, but I felt the hard climb was not
fully rewarded; the shrine is pleasant but nothing really
special.
After I started the climb, my wife discovered a winding
path which also leads to the shrine, and this proved a
much easier descent route.


The bus stop and a couple of restaurants are near the
bottom of the steps, so it is possible to relax with a
large beer to recover from the mountaineering!
Written June 19, 2019
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S4542YGvisitor
157 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
Chusha looks like a main shrine among total 5 "Togakushi" shrines, and easy access near the bus stop and parking lots. Beautiful, quiet settings, steep stairs in front but there is another slope on the side, too. Buckwheat soba noodle restaurants are nearby, too. Maybe not too fancy with shops and stalls, etc., but you could imagine that this was a scene of ancient myth. Amazing.
Written September 18, 2018
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asdaSap
Bangkok, Thailand624 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Family
There were steps to reach the shrine but it was a short walk from the bus stop. I felt that shrine itself was the same as other shrines. One difference was there was a huge pine tree right in front of the shrine.
Written August 30, 2018
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