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The is a Shinto shrine in Togakushi, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. The shrine is at the base of Mount Togakushi (1904m) in Myōkō-Togakushi Renzan National Park. Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines, known as the lower, middle, and upper shrine area (Togakushi Hōkō-sha, Hino-miko-sha, Togakushi Chū-sha, Togakushi Oku-sha and Kuzuryu-sha respectively), each area about 2 km apart.By using our Nagano planning site , you can arrange your visit to Togakushi Shrine Chusha and other attractions in Nagano.
The approach to the upper shrine is lined with over 300 Cryptomeria trees.
Kuzuryu means nine-headed dragon. The dragon is calling for rain, and Togakushi village has abundant spring water from mountains.
The Hōkō-sha (lower shrine) is to a patron goddess, protecting maternity, academic life, and sewingThe Hino-miko-sha is God of fire and the performing artsThe Chū-sha (middle shrine) is God of wisdomThe Oku-sha (upper shrine) is God's marvelous threw rocksThe Kuzuryu-sha is God of rain and landowner God of Togakushi villages
Around five shrine and pilgrimage certification seal gosyuin to make things possible.
Oku-sha dates to BC 210, in at least one theory. The Emperor AD 684, made the map and a temporary building. In AD 849 and monks "Gakumon" began in the Oku-sha.
Togakushi shrine was a pilgrimage sight for eight centuries later, 3000 one temple was located. 33 Cave on Mt. togakushi, pilgrims devoted to prayer in the cave. Core cave in Oku-sha. Oku-sha building continued into the cave's secret inside the caves.
Its name was ranked with the Ise-jingu Shrine, Koya-san Temple and Enryaku-ji temples.
Togakushi Shrine Chusha Reviews
奥社の次に参拝に向かいました。駐車場は混雑していましたが、幸運にも5分待ちで駐車できました。有名な三本杉、余りの巨木に圧倒された。ただし、参拝行列が50名程でしたので諦めました。趣きは他社に劣ります。 more »I went to the shrine next to Okusha. The parking lot was crowded, but luckily We were able to park for five minutes. I was overwhelmed by the famous Sanbonsugi, a huge tree. However, i gave up because the worship procession was about 50 people. The taste is inferior to that of other companies.
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 tor... more »
We went there on Sept 8th on a one-day trip from Tokyo - Nagano - Togakushi and then back to Nagano. Although it was a rainy day and we were there only for 5 hours, the trip was totally worth it. The nature in the zone is astonishing and the shrines amazing. We went by a short and nice walk through the woods from the lower shrine to the middle one. There we ate in a restaurant nearby the typical soba noodles (not my favorite food). Afterwards we took the bus to the upper shrine, actually to a spot 20-30 min walking from the shrine, but the path was so beautiful that it was the best part of the visit. If only we had more time we could have seen more things in the area where there are a lot to do and visit. Next time!
Nice surreal feeling especially with the snow falling down.
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