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Takeo-jinja Shrine (The Great Takeo Camphor Tree)武雄神社(武雄の大楠)

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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 (Takeo / UreshinoArea)

phone 0954222976
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Open 24 hours
[Granting Office] 9:00-17:00

Review of Takeo no Okusu

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Reviewed:2017/03/17 Just a huge tree
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...
Reviewed:2016/11/27 Takeo Shrine
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.
Reviewed:2016/09/26 Ancient larger-than-life camphor in Takeo
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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Address
Saga Pref. Takeoshi Takeochou Takeo 5327 [ map ]
Area
Takeo / UreshinoArea
Phone
0954222976
Hours
Open 24 hours
[Granting Office] 9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available 30spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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          Away from the fast-paced cities of mainland Japan, Kyushu's Saga prefecture offers quaint towns and cities known for their traditional crafts, particularly ceramics. Rich in kaolin (a type of clay), Saga became the homeland of Arita ware, a delicate, decorative porcelain that is now celebrated worldwide and can be discovered in the towns of Arita, Imari, and Karatsu.

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