Samukawa Shrine, Samukawa-machi

Dating back over 1,500 years, Samukawa Shrine offers spacious, forested grounds to amble around, and protection from misfortune for worshippers. One of the oldest shrines in the region, and indeed the country, the holy place offers a chance to admire intricate architecture and typically perfect roofing. Be sure to visit the peaceful garden at the rear; you can gain entry by asking for a complimentary ticket at reception, signing your name, and cleansing your hands in the fountain. Using our world travel planner, Samukawa-machi attractions like Samukawa Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • I didn’t find this shrine worth going out of your way to see. I was finished in 10 minutes. Try Mishima or Hakone for a less right-wing oriented experience. To see the garden at the back, it seems...  more »
  • This is probably most amazing but under rated shrine near Tokyo. English translation or notice are limited (none for some area) but beautiful buildings and tranquil set ups are breathtaking. Lots....  more »
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  • One of the oldest shrines in eastern Japan. Tens of thousands of people visit this shrine during the first 3 days of the year. This shrine is a holy place to get rid of your bad luck and to invite good fortunes from all directions. You write your name and address, so that a shinto priest can read them and wish your good luck. After the purification process, you can also visit the sacred garden to admire the beautiful view with a cup of matcha tea.
  • Nice cozy shrine. Able to see Mt. Fuji on the way.

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