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Haruna Shrine

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day trip from Tokyo

easy to get to Haruna Shrine, but takes 20 minutes reach the shrine . The bus to the shrine... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Singapore, Singapore
Take # 2 bus it’s easy and direct

If you’ve got half a day or more highly recommend this trip. Simple bus ride from main station... read more

Reviewed March 31, 2018
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849 Harunasanmachi, Takasaki 370-3341, Gunma Prefecture
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

easy to get to Haruna Shrine, but takes 20 minutes reach the shrine . The bus to the shrine leaves from Takasaki station which is approximately 45 minutes by Nagano or Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station

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Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

If you’ve got half a day or more highly recommend this trip. Simple bus ride from main station. Grab a timetable as English help is very limited. Bus takes about 1 hr. It’s not that far just a slow drive. The shrine is 1400 years...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

If you have visited Japanese Shinto shrines before, there is nothing particularly new to be experienced at Haruna-jinja, but it is a pleasant walk through the wooded ravine to the main shrine buildings at the top. You can also buy o-mikuji (fortune-telling messages) which only...More

Thank Mark P
Reviewed November 21, 2017

Haruna Shrine great place for wish and pray. It's the power spot in Gunma Pre. But I recommend that Soba Festival on 24~26th November. It's a fantastic Festival for to eat Soba, Toufu and coffee. You can pay 1500yen with 5tickets. You are in 5...More

Thank soba43yssax
Reviewed November 20, 2017

This Shrine is out of the way so is not crowded. It is interesting but a little unkeep. I went mainly for the garden, which was not very well maintained. It would be a personal choice whether you travelled there.

1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed August 26, 2017

Visited the Haruna Shrine and its various temples. Amazingly beautiful area. Be prepared for a moderate hike. Take your time and take a lot of pictures. Very scenic area. Be sure to make your pilgrimage to the temple, make your offering and ask for the...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed August 13, 2017

The shrine is connected to the mainland by a red bridge. Pretty picturesque and since we had some mist, it made for some interesting pictures. The temple itself is a standard affair, but enjoyable. We visited a lot of shrines and temples and although similar...More

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed September 1, 2016

I came here on a quiet day down the road from Lake Haruna, walked through the wooden entrance and up the stone walkway with a mossy wall on one side and a mountain stream on the other. Waterfalls, beautiful trees and many temples, shrines and...More

4  Thank kaioatey
Reviewed March 1, 2016

Haruna Jinja. Japan has no lack of famous jinjas and deras. I must admit I am kind of a shrines and deras fanatic. However I do have an aversion to crowds, and the famous ones are most often than not crowded. Hence the temples and...More

10  Thank bakatori
Reviewed January 10, 2016

Haruna Shrine is nestled in the mountains. Unfortunately we visited in January and it was very crowded. There were lines of cars from both roads leading into the shrine and very little parking. They were sending 5 people at a time to pray because there...More

2  Thank PinkJamie
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Alan B
October 21, 2017|
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Response from mikodanchi | Reviewed this property |
It is 30 kilometers away. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to transfer buses.
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May 15, 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Mt. Haruna is located in the mountains s boe prepared for cold and wet weather during the winter months, and possibly snow. As Takasaki-san advised, spring or fall are better seasons to view this attraction.
June 18, 2016|
Response from mikodanchi | Reviewed this property |
It is 5km in the Muroda direction. It is ten minutes by bus of Muroda or the Takasaki line.
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