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Shrine Spots in Hokkaido Area

  • Hokkaido Shrine
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Chuou-ku Miyagaoka 474
    Hokkaido Shrine is located about 15 minutes’ walk from Maruyama Koen Station on the Tozai Line. It was erected to worship the three deities of reclamation: Okunitama no kami, the deity of reclamation and development, Onamuchi no kami, and Sukunabikona no kami. In 1955, the Meiji Emperor, who adopted Western culture and built the foundations of Japan, was newly enshrined. Hokkaido Shrine is also known as a famous place for cherry blossoms in the spring and is popular among the local people.
  • Biei-jinja Shrine
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    Hokkaido Kamikawagumbieichou Higashimachi 4-1-1
    This is Biei Shrine in Biei, which is said to have many power spots. The shrine began with the settlement of 27 households of the Kumano group from Wakayama in the present Biei City area in1896 and the shrine is from the former Kanpeitaisha Kumanomasu Shrine and enshrines the divided spirit of Ketsumikonokami. It is a famous as a place for lovers. It is ten minutes from the Maruyama bus stop on the Dohoku Bus Line from JR Biei Station bound for Shirogane Onsen. It is five minutes by car from JR Biei Station.
  • Kaminokuni Hachimangu Shrine
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    Hokkaido Hiyamagunkaminokunichou Kaminokuni 238
    A Shinto shrine built by the samurai Takeda Nobuhiro in 1473 and is said to be the oldest shrine in Hokkaido. The current main shrine building was built in 1699 and due to its historical value as an example of old Shinto shrines in Hokkaido, it has been designated a Tangible Cultural Property by the town of Kaminokuni. During the Edo period, the shrine was patronized by the Matsumae clan, and letters from Matsumae Michihiro and Matsumae Akihiro, the 13th and 14th heads of the clan, respectively, are kept among the shrine's treasures. A Japanese hackberry tree, selected as one of the most beautiful trees in Hokkaido, grows on the shrine's grounds.
  • Obihiro-jinja Shrine
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    Hokkaido Obihiroshi Higashisanjouminami 2-1
    Founded in 1910, this shrine in Obihiro City, Hokkaido is dedicated to three gods of land reclamation. All of them are associated with national land, and because the shrine faces National Route 38, they are also honored for disaster prevention and traffic safety. A traditional dondo-yaki event is held on January 15th every year where participants burn New Year's pine decorations and sacred shrine ropes; these days, they also immolate votive plaques, talismans, and household altars. In February the shrine holds an event marking Setsubun, the holiday at the end of winter. They also conduct an exorcism of bad luck called yakubarai.

    With not much to do apart from the racing area, this is a nice little shrine that's easy to find in Obihiro. Easy to walk around and friendly staff. There early (around 10:00am) not many people...

  • Nishino-jinja Shrine
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    Hokkaido Sapporoshi Nishi-ku Heiwaichijou 3
    A Shinto shrine located in Sapporo City's Nishi Ward dedicated to the gods Toyotama-hime no Mikoto and Ugayafukiaezu no Mikoto, and Emperor Ojin. The shrine has been selected by the Sapporo Tourist Association as one of its top five recommended mystical power spots. Toyotama-hime no Mikoto is a goddess of marriage, easy childbirth, and childrearing, and tours for women looking to get married even stop to worship here. It is said that rubbing a Japanese pagoda tree on the left side of the approach to the shrine on the grounds while vowing to get married will bring one luck in finding a suitable match.

    福山雅治がお参りした後に結婚したことから、恋愛・結婚にご利益があると地元民には有名な神社です。 住宅街の中にありますが、静観な感じでゆったりできます。 おみくじを引きましたが、なんとQRコード付き!最近のおみくじはそんな仕掛けになってるんですね。ちなみに、凶でした。。 親子のお戌の像は、子宝、安産、健康などにご利益があるそうで、そちらも賑わっていました。 札幌中心部からは遠いですが、観光できても楽...

  • Kamikawa Jinja Shrine
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    Hokkaido Asahikawashi Kaguraokakouen 2-1
    This Shinto shrine is in Asahikawa City, Hokkaido. It is dedicated to the guardian deity of the Asahikawa area developed lands Amaterasu Omikami, among other gods. It's famous as a spot to bring business prosperity and good fortune in money. The Kamikawa Jinja Festival, held every July, is the main Asahikawa festival and a huge draw for visitors.

    The surrounding of the area n shrine is very beautiful although I could not venture much due to the thick snow around the area it' still worth for looking into it.....

  • Hakodate Hachimangu Shrine
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    Hokkaido Hakodateshi Yachigashirachou 2-5
    Shinto shrine in Hakodate City, Hokkaido. Hondawake no Mikoto is enshrined here and is known as bringing good fortune for luck, maritime safety, and business prosperity. The famous Hakodate Hachimangu Festival is held on August 15th which draws great crowds every year.

    This monument is linked in a way with Goryokaku. If you are interested in History and a less crowded monument in Hakodate its nice and you can walk there from Cape Tachimachi. It is a bit of a climb...

  • Tarumaesan Shrine
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    Hokkaido Tomakomaishi Takaoka 6-49
    Shrine located in Tomakomai City, Hokkaido. Three gods are enshrined here, Oyamatsuminokami who rules the mountains, Kukunochinokami who rules the forests, and Kayanohimenokami who rules the plains. Along with wedding ceremonies the shrine draws many visitors for the new year and Shichi-Go-San (7-5-3) ceremonies. Every July a festival is held with upwards of 400 stalls and a procession of carried shrines.

    We were trying to locate the road to another attraction when we came across this shrine. We were surprised to see that it had such big grounds and the shrine was beautiful as well. You can get a view...

  • Suitengu Shrine
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    Hokkaido Otaru-shi Aioicho 3-1
    A Shinto shrine located on a hill in the center of Otaru City with a sweeping view of downtown Otaru and Otaru Port. On the grounds, visitors can find a monument inscribed with a poem by Takuboku Ishikawa. Also a renowned cherry blossom viewing destination, in spring the shrine bustles with visitors. The main shrine and front shrine buildings have been designated Historic Structures by Otaru City.

    Climbed up the mountain to Suitengu for Cherry Blossom. Still beautiful as before, enjoy nice sea view and peacefulness there.

  • Miyatsu Bentengu Shrine
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    Hokkaido Okushiri-gun Okushiricho Miyatsu
    A Benten shrine standing on a rock jutting out into the sea. The goddess the shrine is dedicated to, Benten, is also known as Benzaiten, and is seen as a goddess of good luck. The shrine is said to have been erected in 1831 by island residents to pray for large fish hauls. The place where the shrine stands was originally the site of a guardhouse used as a lookout and base of communication with the main island of Hokkaido. The steep, towering rock makes for a natural lookout, and 164 steep steps have been installed providing access to the shrine. The shrine is a picturesque spot from which visitors can get a sweeping view of the Miyatsu townscape and fishing port, Okushiri Channel, and the island of Hokkaido.
  • Kotohira Jinja Shrine
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    Hokkaido Nemuro-shi Kotohiracho 1-4
    This ancient temple apparently began with a temple dedicated to three deities as a protective spirit during early fishing market restrictions by Hokkaido settler Takadaya Kahei. As Hokkaido was opened to settlement, the shrine gathered more and more reverence as a guardian spirit of household and family safety, as well as fisheries, animal husbandry, and commerce. Most years, August sees its grand festival, the city's biggest event. It's a parade of beautiful portable shrines, with over 200 hundred lined up under the sky. People come to join from all over the country to join in this symbol of Nemuro's summer.

    interesting atraction, good view of the harbour, also you can see the disputed island between Russia and Japan, in a clear sky day. If lucky you can see traditional customs performed by local people...

  • Honjin Tanuki-daimyo Jinja Shrine
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Minami 2-jo nishi 5
    This shrine was built to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Tanukikoji Shopping Arcade, one of the oldest shopping streets in Hokkaido. It was originally at Tanukikoji 4-Chome, but now can be found watching over the visitors to WINS Sapporo B Building. The shrine venerates a Tanuki Jizo statue, which offers eight different blessing depending on where it is touched, and so is affectionately known as Tanuki Shrine. Several events take place in front of Tanuki Daimyo Shrine throughout the year, for example the Hatsu Tanuki Matsuri festival on January 2nd, or the Tanuki Hattoku Reitai Matsuri in August.
  • Furano Shrine
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    Hokkaido Furano Wakamatsucho 17-6
    "A Shinto shrine located a 13-minute walk from JR Furano Station. Dedicated to Okunitama-no-Kami, Onamuchi-no-Kami, and Sukunahikona-no-Mikoto, the shrine was started as a small hokora shrine on the embankment on the eastern tip of the Atamamu River in 1902 to support the hearts and souls of the people cultivating the land. The shrine is said to grant bountiful harvests, business prosperity, peace within the city, household pace and prosperity, and luck in finding love and marriage. The shrine is also known as a mystical ""power spot"" which brings great luck in finding love. The shrine also displays signatures from the cast of the popular television drama, ""Kita no Kuni Kara,"" a must-see for fans."
  • Ubagami Dai-jingu Shrine
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    Hokkaido Hiyama-gun Esashicho Ubagamicho 99
    "This is shrine in Esashi Town is Hokkaido's oldest. It is said to have been founded in the Kamakura period, and has gathered the faith of fishermen as the founder of herring fishing. Old women of Orii are worshiped at the shrine. The shrine is famous for its lucky charms or ""Nishin-Mikuji"" fortune slips unique to the town that flourished with herring fishing and the fine goshuin red seal. One of Hokkaido 's three major festivals, ""Ubagami Daijingu Togyo Festival"", is held in August every year, and 13 gorgeous floats are walked through the town. The Togyo Festival prays for good harvest, good fishing, and good health, and is designated as Hokkaido heritage."
  • Miyoshi Shrine
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    Hokkaido Sapporo-shi Chuo-ku Minami 1-jo nishi 8-chome
  • Kawakami Shrine
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Ishikawacho 261-ban
  • Ishikura Inari Shrine
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Shinminatocho 328-ban
  • Oyamazumi Shrine
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Ihara 79-ban
  • Toyokawa Inari Shrine
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    Hokkaido Hakodate-shi Toyokawacho
  • Itsukushima Shrine
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    Hokkaido Teshio-gun Teshiocho Kawaguchi Kisen

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Not just a prefecture but an island of its own, Hokkaido is the most northerly prefecture and island of the Japanese archipelago. Arriving in Hokkaido, which is rural and bursting with breathtaking nature, means entering a world where vast national parks, towering mountains, and natural hot springs can be found at every turn. Come December, these natural splendors freeze over and morph into a winter wonderland.

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