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Hotaka-jinja Shrine穂高神社


This shrine in Nagano Prefecture’s Azumino City is frequented by believers who pray to the deity of land and sea transportation and industry. It is actually comprised of three places, the Hongu main shrine located close to JR Hotaka Station, the Okumiya rear shrine in Kamikochi and a small shrine atop the summit of Mt. Okuhotaka, and is famous as the sochinju (local Shinto deity) of the Japan Alps. Within the premises of the Hongu are the main shrine in Midono-style, a kagura hall, Wakamiya shrine, and two Japanese zelkova trees which have been designated as Azamino City Designated Natural Monuments. The Ofune Matsuri or “Boat Festival” in which boat-shaped floats adorned with Hotaka ningyo dolls are collided together takes place every year on September 27, and the event is attended by many worshippers.


Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotaka 6079 (Hakuba / Omachi / AzuminoArea)

phone 0263822003

[Company office] 8:30-17:00
[Mifune Hall] 9:00-16:30

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Nagano Pref. Aduminoshi Hotaka 6079 [ map ]
Hakuba / Omachi / AzuminoArea
[Company office] 8:30-17:00
[Mifune Hall] 9:00-16:30
open everyday

[Mifune Hall]
[Adult] 300 yen
[Elementary School Students] 200 yen
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          Nagano prefecture is an exciting mix of mountains, hot spring monkeys, and preserved Edo history. At the heart of the Japanese Alps, Nagano is one of the country's most popular destinations, whether in winter for its snow sports and the much-loved Jigokudani Monkey Park or in the warmer months for discovering the undulating hills on foot. For fantastic Edo architecture, head to the Kiso Valley for a 60-kilometer stretch of quaint wooden buildings that marked the Nakasendo route 200 years ago.

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