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Stunning way to Okusha shrine

One of the total 5 "Togakushi" shrines, Okusha is the farthest and need to walk on the pebbled path... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Great Hiking

Hiked from the lower shrine all the way to the top. I highly recommend taking the longer route from... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
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Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 September 2018

One of the total 5 "Togakushi" shrines, Okusha is the farthest and need to walk on the pebbled path for 2km one way. Need to wear walking shoes and proper outfit.

1  Thank S4542YGvisitor
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Many reviews recommended to spend time walking towards the shrine. The path to the shrine was about 40 minutes one way. The first part of the trail was a normal one. When we reached the torii, the trail changed to pine trees in which was...More

2  Thank asdaSap
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Hiked from the lower shrine all the way to the top. I highly recommend taking the longer route from the middle shrine which goes to two lakes. Great reflections off the surrounding mountains. Take bus #70 from Shin-Hiroshima.

Thank andrewpX6329AO
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Such a great place and so peaceful. Early morning was great to beat the heat. The walks around the temples to Kagami lake were nice but would have been prettier in winter or fall. Sometimes the signage wasn’t great.

Thank lola0476
Reviewed 20 June 2018

Forest bathing or tree hugging - plus the temptation of eating the best soba in the whole of Japan - We journeyed into the mountains of Nagano to pay homage to Togakushi shrine and its 300 plus giant cryptomeria trees that lined the 2km way...More

1  Thank Candywhite9595
Reviewed 20 May 2018

It takes around 50 minutes by bus from Nagano Station - look for the number 70 bus at stop number 7, just across the road. There’s a small ticket office where you can also pick up a map of the shrines. The hike from the...More

4  Thank Adam G
Reviewed 28 March 2018

I wish I had had an entire day to spend here, looking for all the different shrines. Went in late March hoping for some early sakura blossoms and instead had a snow-covered hike! It was absolutely stunning. The trees are gigantic, the air is clear,...More

1  Thank Sarahuhuhu
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Try reaching all the Shrines . すべての神社に到達しよう Remember this is still a wild forest so respect and beware of the animals in it . これはまだ野生の森であることを忘れないでください。

Thank Tudor C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Visitors who want to see the shrine beautifully shrouded in show, please take heed as this may not be appropriate for young children during the colder months. If you're walking, the entrance to the trail is about 1Km (about 15mins walk or less) north from...More

Thank Shig31
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our hike from the lower Hokasha shrine , past the Chusa shrine up to upper Okusha Shrine. With the Autumn Colours of Koyo it was stunning. The Cryptomeria Tree lined path to the upper shrine is breathtaking. Easy day...More

2  Thank Paul W
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Response from Tudor C | Reviewed this property |
Hi there I don't believe bringing a stroller is a good idea . You have the main road used by the bus which has tarmac , but the rest of the roads are forest trails . And actually those are the only way to get to most of... More
4 January 2017|
Response from Calcy |
Take bus number 70 or 71 from Nagano Station in direction of Togakushi. Alight at Togakushi-Hokosha for the lower shrine (戸隠宝光社, 50 minutes, 1150 yen one way), Togakushi-Chusha for the middle shrine (戸隠中社, 60 minutes, 1250... More
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