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Hokumon Shrine, Wakkanai

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  • We visited this shrine which is on the path to Wakkanai Park. It is easily reached from the central bus and railway station by walking in a north westerly direction for 10 minutes. A huge brown...  more »
  • This is a pretty small shrine. The large trees running through the center are all cherry trees, making it very beautiful in spring. It does have one special point, though: It is the start of the...  more »
  • Quiet place, on the way up to Wakkanai Park. The shrine itself is pretty standard, but once climb beyond the shrine, one will be able to enjoy the spectacular view of Wakkanai Port and the city.
  • North Gate of the shrine is known as the northernmost shrine, by tour buses one after another since September last year. Take a visit, in particular, proof and nokyo-sho boom they, and Wakkanai Tourist Association has in mind to bring up a new tourist center can attract winter tourists surged asked [northernmost nokyo-sho". The shrine erected in 1785 (0/1785), became known by this name in 1896 (0/1896). Japan's northernmost shrines for resides a Shinto shrine. Made up of Wakkanai and Tourism Association "hamanasu tourism revitalization Board", the PR Wakkanai winter events every year travel agencies across the country in the winter tour to get to. Was from the last destinations list for the shrine, travel company focused on "the northernmost nokyo-sho". Look way tourists visited in the tour since September last year, according to the shrine's over a thousand people. Visit 20 people on one day when many worshippers gather nokyo-sho it was about 100 people over the years, but now that counted 100 people, he said. Akira Yamamoto, chief priest (65) is so far dominated by individual customers and never come to expected surprise. More and more people visit the temple at was solid, but for production. Rare Chinese dog holding a blue cover, the image of a sea of Wakkanai in Nishijin in Kyoto located in the main hall and shrine children, hope Yamamoto priest character of "pray for travel safety" for tourists on the first page. One 2000 yen.
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