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Shizuoka Sengen Jinja Shrine

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Address: 102-1 Miyagasakicho,Aoi-ku, Shizuoka 420-0868, Shizuoka Prefecture
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+81 54-245-1820

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Architecture and a little hike

If you like historic architecture you'll find here very interesting. Although the site is not so big, there are many buildings constructed in 19th century full of wood carvings... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2017
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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Rolling Hills Estates, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here as part of an organized cruise shore excursion. This is similar to other shrines, peaceful and colorful. You can see the entire area in 30 minutes.

Thank ncjc2013
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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15 reviews
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

If you like historic architecture you'll find here very interesting. Although the site is not so big, there are many buildings constructed in 19th century full of wood carvings. The decorations are of the taste of Tokugawa shogunate era, like those in Nikko, but I though them more chic. The main building is very tall for the architecture from old... More 

1 Thank RieK15
Hexham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

This shrine is worth visiting if you happen to be in Shizuoka or Shimizu. It is attractive on a small scale. The construction and colour are enjoyable and it is a peaceful place to spend half an hour or so.

1 Thank PASP123
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

I have visited sengen shrine on both of my visits to Shizuoka as it is so beautiful. With many different structures to visit you get a real feel for Japanese culture. Each building very different. There an stalls to buy your fortunes or little souvenirs. You can walk up the steps to the top shrines too (there are about 100... More 

3 Thank cl41r3
San Francisco Bay Area (CA)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 579 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

We visited this shrine as one of our tour locations before heading towards Mt. Fuji. The buildings that comprise this shrine are colorful and peaceful. The colors are vibrant and the wood carvings show clear details. There are gardens adjacent to the shrine that leads to peaceful meditation.

6 Thank SFBayAreaTrekker
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went here with family looking for the b29 memorial as I had family who died in the crash. With the history of everything that happened there this is a special place. The hike up the hill is not hard and can be done in 20 minutes. If you are in the area and don't have a personal connection, it is... More 

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Matsubara, Japan
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

Before we were married, my then-fiancee and I visited this shrine in Shizuoka, where she was working. I made my first trip to Japan to come see her, and she showed me this shrine she had been enjoying. While the presence of some of the vending machines were somewhat uninspired, they were at least hidden within one of the buildings... More 

1 Thank Michael N
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2015

While Shizuoka is not on most folks short list of places to see whilst in Japan, the city does offer some interesting places. One of them is Sengen Shrine. (jinja is the japanese word for shrine) The garden is very traditional and the buildings themselves are a good place to take some photos. There is a stone stairway that leads... More 

2 Thank paul d
Hillsboro, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

This shrine is walking distance from the Shizuoka station. Maybe 20 minutes depending on your walking speed. It is HUGE. Souvenirs are available. LOTS of stairs. Plan at least half a day. Lots of great small shops on the way to the shrine. They tend to be open later in the day, but you can find some great souvenirs on... More 

3 Thank jimboblaze
Fujieda, Japan
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Reviewed 12 October 2009

It is actually made up of a number of shrines in a same cloisture. The Main Shrine building is for sure represents the architectural beauty of Shizuoka. It could be the candidate for World Heritage as "Historical Monuments relating to Tokugawa Shogunate" only if it is well promoted. English guiding material is not readily available and the guiding mapbaord for... More 

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