A thousand torii gates
“Takayama Inari Shrine” is a shrine located in Tsugaru City, Aomori Prefecture. It is known as a sacred place that offers benefits such as bumper crop and prosperous business. A mysterious and fantasy world is spreading like the Senbon Torii (a thousand torii) is reminiscent of the Wizard of Oz. The benefits of this shrine are diverse, including agriculture, commerce, industry, fishery, home safety, disease healing and so on.
Takayama Inari Shrine is a great sacred place visited by not only locals but also visitors from afar because it has various benefits. The landscape of Senbon Torii, with its vermilion-painted torii lined in layers, has a huge impact. If you leave the Senbon Torii, you’ll be lost in another world, so it’s almost like you’re thinking that the fantastic scenery is spreading.
Speaking of the highlight of Takayama Inari Shrine, it is a thousand torii gates. It is called a thousand torii but the actual number of torii is said to be about 200. The Senbon Torii of Takayama Inari Shrine is often compared to the solid-rich Torii of Fushimi Inari Taisha, a tourist attraction in Kyoto. However, compared to Fushimi-Inari Taisha, it may be said that majesty is lower.
When you enter Takayama Inari Shrine, a precinct map is set up. The locations of the Senbon Torii and Ryujingu Shrine are listed in an easy-to-understand manner, so please refer to them. The site of the shrine is huge, and it seems that there is a lot of walking distance. It would be nice to go with clothes that are easy to move.
Introducing access to Takayama Inari Shrine. From Tokyo, take the Japan Railway Hokkaido Shinkansen and get off at Shin-Aomori Station. Therefore, transfer to Japan Railway Ou Main Line, then transfer to Gono Line at Kawabe Station and go to Goshogawara Station. From Goshogawara Station, take the Konan Bus Kodomari Line (via Juso) and get off at Takayama Shrine Entrance. From there it is about a 15 minute walk to the destination.
Charms and Highlights of Takayama inari shrine
The Senbon Torii has a great impact, it is worth seeing
Takayama inari shrine is the most intriguing shrine in Aomori prefecture as God of Gokokuhojo (bumper crop), safety of the ships, thriving business. The benefits of this shrine are diverse, including agriculture, commerce, industry, fishery, home safety, disease healing and so on. Therefore, the shrine has been supported by not only the local people but also the power of distant people. Also, the Senbon Torii (a thousand torii), which can only be seen here, has a great impact, it is worth seeing.
Many worshipers visit from inside and outside of the prefecture
There is an observation platform on the hill adjacent to the precincts, you can see Mt.Iwaki called Tsugaru Fuji in the south, Shichirinagahama Beach and the Sea of Japan in the west, Lake Jusan in the north and Hokkaido in the north, Tsugaru mountain ranges in the east. Many worshipers visit from inside and outside of the prefecture because of its good view. When you climb the hundreds of stone steps and go to the hall, you can see the dragon shrine, the Shoshinshi Park and others under your eyes.
The scenery in the dream
Takayama Inari-jinja Shrine is located in Tsugaru-shi, Aomori. The tunnel of the very fantastic red torii (gate) is totally like the scenery in the dream. If you pass through this tunnel, you might arrive at the place not to know where it is.
It is said that this shrine is the best sacred place of Aomori Prefecture. And it is a shrine for whom want to feel a strange power.
The same way as Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine
The reason why here is said to be a power spot is that there are the Senbon Torii (a thousand torii) in the same way as Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine. Have a look at this close‐set bright red Torii surrounded by greenery! It is mysterious and very beautifully isn’t it?.
The red torii stand in a line
After going up the long stairs, you arrive at the Haiden(Worship Hall) of the Takayama Inari Jinja being regarded as having divine favor in Gokokuhojo (bumper crop), Marine security, and talisman for good business.
Over there, the red torii stand in a line as if they weren’t already enough. The Japanese garden in itself is splendid, too, but you may be dumbfounded by the file of this bright red torii.
Information(Access, Price/Charge, Tel, Address, Official site, etc.)
|Name:||Takayama inari shrine|
|Adresse:||Ushigatacho Washinosawa 147-1 Tsugaru, Aomori 038-3305 Japan|
|Access:||JR Gono-sen Line “Goshogawara-eki Station” (35 minutes by car)|