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“Hokkaido Jingu Shinto Shrine”
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Hokkaido Jingu
Ranked #9 of 330 things to do in Sapporo
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Honolulu
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703 reviews
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“Hokkaido Jingu Shinto Shrine”
Reviewed July 26, 2014

This is the main and largest shrine in Hokkaido located in a tranquil, woodsy area in Sapporo. Beautiful buildings and surroundings. There are approximately 1500 cherry trees so it is worth visiting during their blooming season in May, which is later than other southern places in Japan. They have an OMIKUJI box from which you can buy (100-yen) a fortune in English. If you receive a bad luck fortune, hang it in the temple grounds where it will revert to good luck during the year.

Visited July 2014
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Sapporo, Japan
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“Biggest in Hokkaido!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Nice place with an easy way to get there: take the orange subway line to the Maruyama-koen station, take the #2 exit and go straight. :)
On your way, you'll fing lots of nice, smaller shrines and the Maruyama Zoo close by.

Visited July 2014
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Austin, Texas
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“A major worship place really worth a visit”
Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

The shrine itself is interesting and a typical Japanese Shinto shrine with a large garden and hillside woodland. Grate place to get away from the city noise for some quiet time with the nature and go spiritual. It is inside Maruyama Park, about 10 minutes walk from the nearest subway station, with a main shrine of 2 buildings and also includes a couple of smaller shrine in the woods.

Visited June 2014
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Zurich, Switzerland
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“Walked around and felt the peace ”
Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

The grounds if the shrine and the surrounding park are awesome! I was a little intimidated at first to enter. TIP: don't sit anywhere you're not supposed to! Some others say on a wall and the gaits ran over to tell them off. It's regarded as a holy place. Treat it as such.

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Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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“Serene Temple Grounds”
Reviewed May 25, 2014

Was there in the morning. It's my first time to visit a Shinto temple. Followed the cleansing rituals before entering the main foreground of the temple courtyard. Witnessed 3 incidents at the temple; 1) Matrimonial ceremony with photography session
2) Blessing ritual for a newborn child
3) Blessing ritual for a new car??????

Went to the prayers section to toss coin, clap my hands & make a simple wish. Didn't try the fortune telling section. Many people had tied charms to the wishing area. Most of them are students wishing for better grades in academic studies.

The temple is very serene and clean with a park full of trees at the external compound. It is indeed a different cultural experience.

Visited March 2014
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