Togakushi Shrine Hiking Trails Tour

Only a couple of hours from Tokyo, this sacred Togakushi Shinto-Shrine can easily be visited in a day trip. Togakushi shrine is like no other. Far from the usual tourist destination, Togakushi Shrine is a true hidden gem.

The Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagano Prefecture, in Japan. Mt. Togakushi is where Togakushi shrine sits and it is in the National Park called Myoukou Togakushi Renzan National Park. Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines in a large area.

We begin our exploration of ancient pilgrimage trails at Togakushi, where a steep sometimes but not too long, such as going up the stairs to the shrines and hiking mountain path. We walk the old trails called “Togakushi Kodo” and you will see old Shinto statues and beautiful, great, spiritual cedars, line our route along the way to our destination of Okusha. We will visit each five shrines and also enjoy having Togakushi soba(Togakushi Soba is ranked in top 3 soba in Japan) for a lunch.
* Duration: 6 to 7 hours
* Starts: 長野市, Japan
* Trip Category: Cultural & Theme Tours >> Cultural Tours




Only a couple of hours from Tokyo, this sacred Togakushi Shinto-Shrine can easily be visited in a day trip. Togakushi shrine is like no other. Far from the usual tourist destination, Togakushi Shrine is a true hidden gem.

The Togakushi Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Nagano Prefecture, in Japan. Mt. Togakushi is where Togakushi shrine sits and it is in the National Park called Myoukou Togakushi Renzan National Park. Togakushi Shrine consists of five shrines in a large area.

We begin our exploration of ancient pilgrimage trails at Togakushi, where a steep sometimes but not too long, such as going up the stairs to the shrines and hiking mountain path. We walk the old trails called “Togakushi Kodo” and you will see old Shinto statues and beautiful, great, spiritual cedars, line our route along the way to our destination of Okusha. We will visit each five shrines and also enjoy having Togakushi soba(Togakushi Soba is ranked in top 3 soba in Japan) for a lunch.

Itinerary
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Stop At: Nagano Station, Japan, 〒380-0921 長野県長野市大字栗田59

Meet your guide at the Nagano station.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Togakushi Jinja Hokosha, 2110 Togakushi Togakushi Shrine, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

Start to explore Togakushi kodo from Houkou Sha

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Togakushi Shrine Hinomikosya, 3506 Togakushi Togakushi Shrine, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

Visit to Hinomikosha

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Togakushi Shrine Chusha, 3506 Toagakushi, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

We arrive at Chu Sha area and have a little bit early lunch. We will have Soba noodle, which is ranked in top 3 soba in Japan. After visiting to Chu Sha(Shrine), we will get a bus to go to Oku Sha

Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes

Stop At: Togakushi Shrine Okusha, Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101 Nagano Prefecture

You will see 400 years old massive cedar trees linking to the path to Oku Sha. This journey into the heart of the forest is about 2km long and through the red Zuishinmon Gate, past cedar trees, up to the Main Hall which sits spectacularly on the mountainside of Mt. Togakushi. You will also visit to Kuzuryu Sha at this point.

Duration: 30 minutes