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Haruna Shrine

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Address: 849 Harunasanmachi, Takasaki 370-3341, Gunma Prefecture
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I came here on a quiet day down the road from Lake Haruna, walked through the wooden entrance and up the stone walkway with a mossy wall on one side and a mountain stream on the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 September 2016
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The Bay Area
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I came here on a quiet day down the road from Lake Haruna, walked through the wooden entrance and up the stone walkway with a mossy wall on one side and a mountain stream on the other. Waterfalls, beautiful trees and many temples, shrines and statues along the way to the main shrine that is dedicated to Mimorowake no Mikoto,... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Haruna Jinja. Japan has no lack of famous jinjas and deras. I must admit I am kind of a shrines and deras fanatic. However I do have an aversion to crowds, and the famous ones are most often than not crowded. Hence the temples and shrines that caught my fancy are normally and usually out of the way and far... More 

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

Haruna Shrine is nestled in the mountains. Unfortunately we visited in January and it was very crowded. There were lines of cars from both roads leading into the shrine and very little parking. They were sending 5 people at a time to pray because there was even a line up to the shrine itself. However, the atmosphere remained peaceful and... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Very nice place. And a nice place to go hiking as well. The shrines seem to somehow grow out of the rocks.

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Bangkok
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

It is one of the most beautiful places I have been as a spiritual energy spot. The shrine is more than 1000 years old, which was built next to a large rock. 静かで美しい山の中にある1000年を超える古い神社です。不思議ととても元気になって戻ってきた気がします。

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2014

Autumn colour superb. A very special place. Jumped each time they rang the huge gong. Stalls with food, crafts & fresh fruit & veg.

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Eureka, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2014

We went in November and the fall colors contrasting with the temples and dark rock formations were amazing. Fall is a wonderful time to go. Haruna Shrine is considered a power spot (There is even “an app for that”) and I can see why. You cross bridges and climb, climb, climb up for about 15 minutes to a spot that... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

There are temples built right into the cracks in these jagged hills, and venture a little off course we found a lot of fun interesting formations, and took a lot of pictures. We didn't make it up to the lake just above the area because it was a very busy weekend, but we had plenty of fun with a rent-a-car... More 

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