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I have been to Sapporo 4 times but this is the first time I have visited this Shrine and in autumn too. Such a memorable visit as the trees and shrubs were in full autumn regalia. Incredible colours vying for attention yet in such peaceful...More
Went there with tour group and it happened to be on a Sunday where 3,5,7 year old children are brought there for prayers. Saw many kids in their best Kimonos and they looked absolutely beautiful!
Shrine is not as big as the Meiji Shrine in...More
You will need to walk through the Maruyama Park before reaching the shrine. It was a beautiful journey to the shrine through the snowy park. Amazing scenery. The shrine itself is not as spectacular, but it's good for a visit and a prayer. However, if...More
We went to this Maruyama mostly to view the cherry blossoms on May 10th, 2017...there were still in bloom although past its peak. The old trees and the different variety of sakura were breath-taking. The shrine itself seems very authentic and huge. We enjoyed our...More
Took a slow walk through the trees to this unique shrine. Very clean and peaceful. Everyone can say a little prayer and make your wish here. Around the garden you can see Sakura blossoms and other beautiful blooming trees in May.
Hokkaido Shrine is a small temple complex 5-10 minutes by foot from Maruyama Station. It took us a while to get there as the grounds were covered in snow. We did not go inside the temple as it felt disrespectful to those who were there...More
Another popular shrine in Hokkaido. I went there in snow, which was quite interesting. The weather was cold, and there were workers everywhere to clear up snow and prepare for the New Year event. This is a quite shrine, but still has all Japanese rituals.