Takeo-jinja Shrine (The Great Takeo Camphor Tree)

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This towering camphor tree is on the grounds of Takeo-jinja Shrine in Saga Prefecture. Follow the small path from the main hall through the bamboo grove and you'll find it. The seventh largest tree in Japan, it's 30 meters tall, 20 meters in diameter, and the branches spread for over 30 meters. The trunk is hollow, and the inside covers about 20 square meters. It's said to be 3,000 years old, and it's paid special respect as the shrine's sacred tree. A Shinto god known as Tenjin is enshrined in the cavity.

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Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Takeo 5327 map map Map
[Grant office] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
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Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Just a huge tree
    2.0 Reviewed : 2017.03.17
    Visited Takeo onsen temple and came across this giant tree. Nothing too impressive honestly it just a tree. One would probably spend 5 minutes to take a photo before headed to another spot. Can omit...
  • Takeo Shrine
    4.0 Reviewed : 2016.11.27
    A lovely shrine in a beautiful setting but the highlight is the large old camphor tree that can be seen by making a short walk through the greenery of bamboo etc.
  • Ancient larger-than-life camphor in Takeo
    5.0 Reviewed : 2016.09.26
    Wow, I really enjoyed travelling to Takeo shrine. This forest is incredibly well kept and contains one of the largest specimens of camphor tree to exist. Not only that but you really allows you to...

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