Towada-jinja Shrine

Along with Osore-zan (on the Shimokita Peninsula), Towada-jinja Shrine is believed to be a sacred ground in shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts). As Tohoku’s leading power spot, it is also called “Uranaiba” since one’s fortune can be told here. Legend has it that if you make a wish and cast the “oyori-gami” paper that you received at the shrine into the lake, your wish will come true if the paper sinks down into the water.

Spot details

Aomori Pref. Towadashi Okuse Towadakohanyasumiya map map Map
Precincts Free
open everyday
Parking Lot
Not available
*North parking lot (500yen per 1Times)
Credit Card
Not available
Available (Towada City Free Wifi)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Enjoyed it!
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.05
    It was really cold during winter but we enjoyed the atmosphere! Go if you make your stop at Towada Lake!
  • Lovely- and very accessible
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.15
    A very straigthforward walk from the village centre. This is a lovely shrine amidst trees and pathways to stroll along.
  • Serene Hike Along the Avenue of the Cedars
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.08.02
    Take your time along this mystical path toward Towada Jinja Shrine. The tall cedar forest is majestic and peaceful. The steps leading to the shrine are a bit slippery due to the near-constant fog so...

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