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Tranquil and stunning temple tucked away behind the cedar trees

If you find yourself at Lake Towada then you must visit this lovely temple. We stumbled upon it by... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2014
Yokohama, Japan
Makes for a nice walk to get there

One of the few 'attractions' in this unspoiled area. A pleasant walk or bike ride out round the... read more

Reviewed 20 May 2012
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20 Nov 2018
“Timber Shrine in Towada”
30 Aug 2018
“Go before dark”
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
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14 Okuse Towada, Towada 018-5501, Aomori Prefecture
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Reviewed 21 November 2018

We have visited Towada Shrine by late Oct. As we arrived late that day, the surrounding area was dark but we still managed to go up the flight of stairs to view the timber shrine before sunset. It was worth to visit the shrine.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 30 August 2018

I reached Towada Shrine at right at sunset. Like most shrines it never officially closes, but it's completely unlit and there are warnings of bears, so in that way it was the most thrilling shrine I've ever visited. It is a decently sprawling area, with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sarahuhuhu
Reviewed 22 May 2016

Towada-jinja Shrine is said to have been built in the 9th century. The jinja has an entrance from the village, and it honors Yamato Takeru. The site is green and other-worldly. There is a long flight of steps up to a Dragon Shrine. The main...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank SueinSalem
Reviewed 23 September 2015

Shrine and temple "hopping" is one of the things visitors to Japan will do a lot of. Towada Shrine is not large but the wooden construction gives it an ancient look. The shrine is in the middle of a forest adding to the sense of...More

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Gassho
Reviewed 13 September 2014

If you find yourself at Lake Towada then you must visit this lovely temple. We stumbled upon it by accident whilst looking for the Two maidens statue. There is a stone tori gate marking its entrance from the road area. Two fierce lion dog statues...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 20 May 2012

One of the few 'attractions' in this unspoiled area. A pleasant walk or bike ride out round the lake. Close to the Maidens statue.

Date of experience: April 2012
Thank Louichan
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