Ikushimatarushima Shrine, Ueda

3.6
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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  • The shrine locates in a kinda remote area, have to take train and then walk. It is worth the time as buildings looked great and well maintained. Apart from admiring the building, our main purpose to.....  more »
  • Supposedly located in Japan's geographic center. Houses the gods that supposedly protect the whole country. Lavish use of vermillion color makes for a very photogenic shrine. But a bit to crass?  more »
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  • This shrine is apparently the centre of Japan (which part of Japan, all of it? Just Honshu? Who knows, but there you go) so it's a "power spot". It's also interesting because, unusually, the torii gates do not face the main shrine hall. Instead, they're placed so that on winter solstice the sun rises inside one gate and sets in the other. There are some ducks in the pond you can feed and there are good festivals here as well.
  • Absolutely gorgeous shrine with a unique bridge a wonderful pond and several brilliantly colored buildings. A perfect example of making the most of a space. My favorite place in Ueda

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