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Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)

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Address: 56-63 Heiseiji, Heiseiji-cho, Katsuyama 911-0822 , Fukui Prefecture
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Peaceful and Pretty

This was an accidental find - we were on our way to Katsuyama Castle. Not one other person around - just trees and moss. Unlike so many other shrines, here you can take in the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 October 2016
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Esperance, Western Australia, Australia
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Esperance, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was an accidental find - we were on our way to Katsuyama Castle. Not one other person around - just trees and moss. Unlike so many other shrines, here you can take in the silence and the spirit of a place set aside.

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Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2015

Hakusan Shrine is a (smaller) reconstruction of a massive temple ground that housed many monks before it was burned down in a revolt. While the temple itself is not very interesting and closed, the forest where it is in is magnificent. Free access. Accessible by private bus from Katsuyama station (also goes by the Daibutsu and Katsuyama Castle). There is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

Heisenji is gorgeous place. Gorgeous trees and nature and mystical / Spiritual place. Amazingly gorgeous.

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