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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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Samukawa Shrine reviews
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...
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
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 »
Not a tourist destination, but a practical working shrine. They got you covered for new years prayers, family, and personal totems and trinkets. There is also a lovely garden worth walking through, especially in the spring and summer. Parking is somewhat of a nightmare during peak season (January and February) but the attendants do the best they can.
A 1,400 year old shrine located in Kanagawa. The area was very wide and it was comfortable to walk around. Lots of nature and a nice tourist spot. There's also some places to grab a quick bite both in the shrine area as well as in some restaurants nearby.
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