Osaki Hachiman Shrine
Osaki Hachiman Shrine
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Skaramoosh
Edmonton, Canada4,031 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
It's a fair bit of walking to the shrine. There's quite a number of people when we got there and everyone was trigger happy with their camera phones. There were lots of local Japanese who were celebrating different occasions and private events as well.
The architecture of the shrine is wonderful. Strolling around the grounds gives one a feeling of serenity even with lots of people milling around.

Highly Recommeded!
Written 17 June 2024
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Vermont7,532 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
As with Zuihoden, your target sits at the top of a flight of stairs, but a relatively short flight here (100 stairs) compared to the stairs at Zuihoden. The stairs are easier to climb than Zuihoden’s but the rise is steeper.

When we were buying our Loople Bus Pass, the conductor made it a point of warning us about the stairs - perhaps worried that we might not be able to manage; how wrong he was.

As with many shrines, you pass beneath a series of torii as you get closer to the top, and you can see the shrine begin to appear through the gates. The path up is lined with a few sculptures and overhead lanterns in some seasons.

The shrine itself is beautifully sited with tall trees behind it framing the building in green. Primarily black lacquer and gold, the shrine is a stark contrast to Date’s mausoleum at Zuihoden, though Osaki Hachiman Shrine was the family shrine of Date Masamune.

Visitor’s tip: Loople bus stop #12.
Written 19 March 2024
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htodd503
Portland, OR74 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
I'm a big fan of shrines and one year I went into every shrine I saw walking around Tokyo for a month. For some reason it felt like something was missing. It might be because they were setting up for a festival and there were lots of empty stalls being set up and you couldn't walk down the main path. It seemed a little disappointing.
Written 8 September 2019
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Liketorome
Dorset383 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
This is a lovely shrine to visit. Not terribly big but nicely laid out and the entrance via the 100 stairs is quite majestic.
Written 3 May 2019
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Maria D
257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Friends
This famous Sendai shrine dedicated to the god of war can be found at the end of a long stairway leading between tall hinoki cypress trees under several torii gates. The main hall is freshly renovated and has splendid dragon and tiger decorations. To make the most of the experience, read its history. Tip: if you do not like to climb, there is a back entrance with a more flat path to the shrine. A great place to contemplate and pray.
Written 17 March 2019
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Philip Witriol
London, UK565 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018
Fabulous site that as well as gorgeous architecture and location is also a way to experience typical Japanese shrine culture. You could well be the only "foreigner" here. Also various festivals throughout the year.
Written 20 November 2018
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Sarahuhuhu
Japan93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
We found this little shrine by accident and are so glad we did.
A great place to take a break--love the atmosphere, and strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys visiting shrines.
Written 30 August 2018
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rie s
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan169 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Full of atmosphere and impressive main shrine building, designated as a national treasure, this place has 400 years of history. Enjoy walking up to the shrine. For more, check `hiddenjapanguide.com`
Written 13 May 2018
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Anett P
109 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
We went there at the time of the 7-5-3 ceremony, so it was interesting to see all those kids in pretty kimonos. But without that it's a simple shrine. If you bought a one day loople bus pass, go and visit it, but unless it's not a must to see one.
Written 5 November 2017
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HotEarth
Melbourne, Australia682 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
Stop no. 12 on the Loople bus. I was quite excited on arrival as i have seen many beautiful pictures of this place. However, the direct view of the colourful architecture of the main shrine was obstructed by a tent, which appears to be made as an extension of the front portion of main shrine, for some festive prayers. (Understandably, I have my due repect to those worshippers for erecting this tent the way they did it). Parts of the beautiful roof and structures are still visible. I would have given this site a much better rating if not for the obstructed view.
Written 19 August 2017
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