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  • Takeda-jinja Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kofuchumachi 2611
    Takeda Shingen, a pre-eminent daimyo from the Sengoku (warring states) period, is enshrined here as a deity. It is said that for those praying at this shrine, not only luck in competitive games can be attained, but you can also be rewarded with a stronger mind to better oneself. In addition, through its efforts to attain prosperity in agriculture, commerce, and industry, the enshrined deity draws many worshipers as the god of industry and economy. The sanctuary within the grounds of the shrine houses a host of treasures such as a Kamakura period sword, Yoshioka-ichimonji, designated a national important cultural property. The Tsutsujigasaki-yakata Ruins, a national historic monument of Japan, is the place where three generations of the Takeda family, Nobutora, Shingen, and Katsuyori, actually lived. Festivals are held throughout the year and attract many, many people.

    There used to be a big clan’s castle in this Takeda Shrine’s area. In 16th century in Japan when the country was separated many clans under the feudalism with many civil wars, there was one of the...

  • Araya Yama-jinja Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Araya 1230
    This shrine stands on the Gan-no-ana lava flow plateau located between Araya and Mt. Fuji. Built in 1534, the shrine is beloved by locals by the nickname Yama-no-kami-sama. The shrine's deity is Oyamatsumi-no-Mikoto, the guardian of mountains. Also known as a deity of industry, praying to him is said to bring about prosperity in business, prosperity in forestry, luck with money, and other benefits.
  • Kanazakura-jinja Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Mitakechou 2347
    This shrine that sits above Shosenkyo Gorge enshrines Mt. Kinpu. Its treasure house contains the Hi no Tama and Mizu no Tama, two polished balls of quartz crystal that were excavated in the region The shrine's sacred ukon no sakura cherry blossom tree has long been commemorated in the folk song kane no naru ki no kanazakura (the golden cherry blossom tree that makes you money). From late April to early May, it blooms with golden blossoms. The shrine is visited by many people seeking a blessing of luck with money.

    The whole place has a calming vibe about it , when i went there it was raining but it gave it a whole other perspective. this just show how calming the place is. if i was to go back i would love to...

  • Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinja
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    186 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fujiyoshidashi Kamiyoshida 5558
    This shrine boasts some 1,900 years of history and is also known as the starting point for the Mt. Fuji Yoshida Trail. The shrine flourished in the Edo period as a center for Mt. Fuji worship, and one can still sense the vestiges of this period on the shrine’s extravagant grounds. The goddess of Mt. Fuji, Konohanasakuya-hime, is enshrined here, and it is said she grants easy childbirth and the prevention of fires. The Yoshida Fire Festival, considered one of Japan’s top three unusual festivals, is held here very year on August 26 and 27.

    This is a very impressive shrine that puts you in touch with the kami and the profound direct experience of nature that lies at the heart of the Japanese spirit world. Rather than getting a bus to...

  • Arakura Fujisengen-jinja Shrine
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    2-4-1 Asama, Fujiyoshida-shi, Yamanashi Prefecture
    This shrine located in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture was built in the year 705. It is worshipped by locals for protection from disasters, household harmony, safe childbirth, and children's healthy growth. Some of the shrine's landmarks include a sacred tree worshipped for children's growth and a five-storied pagoda that serves as a monument to the faithful who have fallen in battle. In the spring, the temple is visited by many who come to see their 300 cherry blossom trees in full bloom.
  • Misogi-jinja Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Hokutoshi Kobuchisawachou Takahara
    This shrine is located in Hokuto City, Yamanashi Prefecture. It was built in 1985 by the Misogi-kyo sect of the Shinto religion as a revival of its Inoue Shrine in Higashi-Ueno, Tokyo that was lost in 1974. Yamanashi Prefecture was chosen as the location due to its high number of sect members. The Noh theater located on the temple grounds is known for being the venue for concerts by the folk duo Yuzu.
  • Kai no Kuni Ichinomiya Asama-jinja Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Fuefukishi Ichinomiyachouichinomiya 1684
    This shrine is the ichinomiya (highest-ranked shrine) of Kai Province. The shrine, which is visited by many people every year, has deep ties to the Warring States period warlord Takeda Shingen. Most notably, the shrine possesses a tachi sword donated to the shrine by Takeda Shingen that is a prefecturally-designated cultural property, as well as a tanzaku (long strip of paper) featuring a poem by Takeda Shingen that is a Fuefuki City-designated tangible cultural property. The shrine's Omiyuki festival and plum branch-breaking ritual are especially well-known events.
  • Myotogi-jinja Shrine
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    20 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Mitakechou 2041
    This shrine known for its 1000 year-old sacred Japanese horse chestnut tree is said to grant prayers for marriage, conception, and safe childbirth. This kamisha (upper shrine) also has two shimosha (lower shrines), Myotogi Hime-no-miya and Unten Shrine. The shrine's sacred tree, which was previously located deep in the mountains, has been revered since the time of Takeda Shingen.

    男性・女性それぞれのシンボルに似た木があることから、子宝祈願としてよく知られた神社。ご夫婦でお参りの方も多かったです。参拝料は300円。昇仙峡の奥にあるので、昇仙峡観光とセットにして行ってみるとよいでしょう。

  • Takeda-jinja Shrine Treasure House
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Kofuchumachi 2611
    This treasure hall that opened in 1972 contains the historically and culturally valuable collection of historical treasures donated to the shrine since its founding by people with connections to the Takeda clan from across the country. Its collection is full of must-see items such as a tachi sword by Yoshioka Ichimonji, a nationally-designated Important Cultural Property, as well as a seven-star war fan and the complete set of armor with a gilded western-style cuirass from the Warring States period.
  • Ishiwari-jinja Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Hirano
    This shrine located along the Mt. Ishiwari hiking course is said to grant prayers for better fortune, protection against misfortune, driving off evil spirits, and good health and longevity. It enshrines a large stone with cracks in the shape of the Chinese character for stone. This stone has long been thought to grant good luck to people who pass three times through its gap, while the water that seeps from the stone's cracks is believed to have miraculous effects on eye and skin maladies. This has earned the shrine a mystical reputation as well as many visitors.
  • Fuji Omuro Sengen-jinja Shrine
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    31 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Katsuyama 3951
    Built by Fujiwara Noritada in the year 699, this shrine is the oldest on Mt. Fuji. While it was originally built at Mt. Fuji's second station, the shrine was rebuilt multiple times by the imperial family and influential warlords due to deterioration stemming from the severe surrounding natural environment and following its destruction in eruptions. It was finally relocated to its current location in 1974 in order to preserve it. The current main shrine building, a nationally-designated important cultural property, was built in 1612 by Tokugawa clan vassal Torii Naritsugu.

    by a green line Fuji Bus, we got here. it’s a pretty place worth visited. enjoy the spring and sakura everywhere

  • Kawaguchi Asama-jinja Shrine
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    4.5
    79 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Kawaguchi 1
    This old shrine was built on the command of Emperor Seiwa in 865 in the hopes of extinguishing the fires caused by the eruption of Mt. Fuji the previous year. It enshrines Asama no Okami (Konohananosakuya-hime), the deity of Mt. Fuji. The Magomi matsuri festival held in April and the Daidai Okagurasai festival held in July both see many visitors. The shrine was designated as part of the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Site in 2013.

    Not much cherry blossom as we miss it by 1 week. Although, the scenery inside is something to live for. i could live in that area for life. it's so silent. much needed.

  • Gokoku Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Iwakubochou 608
    This shrine holds a cenotaph and ossuary, and was built to honor the prefecture's war dead from the Russo-Japanese War and World War II. Built on a small rise overlooking the city of Kofu, this place is also popular as a cherry blossom viewing spot in spring due to the roughly 200 cherry trees planted on the shrine grounds.
  • Yamanaka Suwa Jinja (Yamanaka Myojin)
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunyamanakakomura Yamanaka 13
    This shrine to the Shinto goddess Toyotama-hime is located at Lake Yamanaka, one of the Fuji Five Lakes. From time immemorial it has been said to grant prayers for marriage, conception, safe childbirth, and the gift of children. The shrine is visited by many expectant and nursing mothers ?and newlyweds during its annual Anzan Matsuri (safe childbirth festival), which is held from the 4th to the 6th of September each year.

    Yamanaka Suwa Shrine and Yamanaka Sengen Shrine are located right next to Lake Yamanaka and Mt. Fuji. Yamanaka Suwa shrine is known as the shrine for a safe baby delivery and having a baby. Many...

  • Takeda Hachimangu Shrine
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    13 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Nirasaki-shi Kamiyamamachi Kitamiyaji 1185

    This shrine recognizes a man and a family who were extremely important in the history of Yamanshi Prefecture. It doesn't have many visitors on a daily basis, so the grounds are quiet and serene...

  • Arayayama Shrine Okumiya
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    Yamanashi Fujiyoshida-shi
  • Yoshikiyo Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Nakakomagunshouwachou Saijou
  • Kumano Shrine
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    Yamanashi Koshu-shi Enzan Kumano
  • Kumano Shrine
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    Yamanashi Fuefuki-shi Sakaigawacho Mitsukunugi 932
  • Anasetudai Shrine
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Takara 2-chome 8-5

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan's most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country's highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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