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Mitsumine Shrine

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Even better the second time around!

I visited Mitsumine at the end of 2016 with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Leysdown, UK
Visit Mitsumine Jinja on 10 October 2017

A very spiritual place. The scenery, history and the different monuments and shrines within..unique.

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Luis R
Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu 369-1902, Saitama Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

I visited Mitsumine at the end of 2016 with a friend and we both thoroughly enjoyed our time there. This year we were back in Tokyo and we both wanted to go back - not least because we missed part of the shrine (the old...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

A very spiritual place. The scenery, history and the different monuments and shrines within..unique.

Thank Luis R
Reviewed 22 September 2017

It is located in the upper mountainside so takes long time to reach there. About one hour and half by rapid express from Ikebukuro to Seibu Chichibu of Seibu Ikebukuro Line and then one hour 15 minutes by express bus. You should take seats in...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Legend has it the shrine was founded nearly 2000 years ago, after a prince was guided through the mountains by a white wolf. Wolves were revered in Japan up to a few hundred years ago, and this shrine is the biggest wolf shrine in Japan....More

1  Thank Retron
Reviewed 27 March 2016

It's long and difficult to reach even from Chichibu, not to mention any other town. BUT! If you can devote a whole day for this trip, it's totally worth it. I like hiking and cheap fun, so it was obvious for me to walk from...More

1  Thank Erik T
Reviewed 10 January 2016

About 70min ride on the bus from the station, but it was worth it with the great mountain views, beautiful and colourful shrine decorations, historical buildings and lots of stone monuments that indicate who & how much money people & companies had donated to the...More

Thank Risa S
Reviewed 19 August 2015

This was a beautiful area to explore in the fall. The temple was beautiful and we got to hear traditional music being played. A beautiful mountain and forest retreat to explore.

Thank corbie777
Reviewed 11 January 2015

The last stop on the Chichibu line train is "Mitsumine guchi" (entrance to Mitsumine) so I thought it was close. The shrine is another 1.5 hour bus ride at least. If you are frightened of curvy roads with sharp drop offs, the ride is not...More

2  Thank hashihime
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Spectacular,,,,,so much history ,,,,,visit ,and you will see ,,,,,been here 4 times.We come here for Karate seminars ,,,the training here is special ,and was one of the favorite places of our founder Sosai Mas Oyama ,Osu.

4  Thank dancomontreal
Reviewed 14 October 2014

This shrine is very old and looks / feels it. It probably dates back about 2,000 years but since the founder is the reputed son of a legendary figure, it is not certain. It is also one of the few shrines in Japan where wolves...More

1  Thank StewieTokyo
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Luis R
22 October 2017|
Response from Keizo | Reviewed this property |
Now we read kanji from left to right but before right to left and it means from right to left three, peak, mountain i.e. Mitsu Mine Mountain.