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Haruna Shrine

849 Harunasanmachi, Takasaki 370-3341, Gunma Prefecture
+81 27-374-9050
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Breautiful, historic

Visited the Haruna Shrine and its various temples. Amazingly beautiful area. Be prepared for a... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2017
Michael M
Hilo, Hawaii
Shrine with a bridge

The shrine is connected to the mainland by a red bridge. Pretty picturesque and since we had some... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
The Hague, The Netherlands
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849 Harunasanmachi, Takasaki 370-3341, Gunma Prefecture
+81 27-374-9050
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Visited the Haruna Shrine and its various temples. Amazingly beautiful area. Be prepared for a moderate hike. Take your time and take a lot of pictures. Very scenic area. Be sure to make your pilgrimage to the temple, make your offering and ask for the...More

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The shrine is connected to the mainland by a red bridge. Pretty picturesque and since we had some mist, it made for some interesting pictures. The temple itself is a standard affair, but enjoyable. We visited a lot of shrines and temples and although similar...More

Thank Stephan1954
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...More

4  Thank kaioatey
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...More

9  Thank bakatori
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...More

2  Thank PinkJamie
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.

1  Thank Natasha D
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。

4  Thank NYNYBangkok
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.

2  Thank CarinAustralia
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...More

8  Thank Eurmac
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...More

5  Thank SeattlePostlewait
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Vivian C
15 May 2017|
Response from みこだんち | Reviewed this property |
Winter is also good, but other seasons are better
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18 June 2016|
Response from みこだんち | Reviewed this property |
It is 5km in the Muroda direction. It is ten minutes by bus of Muroda or the Takasaki line.
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5 July 2015|
Response from Ayasky |
Bus is the only way to get there. From JR Takasaki station (west side) you can get on Gumma bus. It takes about 1 hour from station to the shrine.
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