Feel the Power of Nature at this Historic Shrine
Halfway up Mount Haruna, you can locate Haruna Shrine. From ancient times, many worshippers have visited this shrine to pray for rain and to practice Shugendo, a type of mountain asceticism combining Buddhist and Shinto concepts.
Along the 700-meter approach to the shrine, you will find a clear marsh. This shrine is surrounded by magnificent nature, such as overwhelming rock crags and old growth cedar trees.
Among the several properties designated as Important Cultural Assets by the Japanese government is the Honden. It was constructed in the Gongen-zukuri style of Shinto architecture, where a passageway links the main hall and hall of worship under one roof.
- Feel the power of nature on the shrine approach.
- There is a teahouse on the way to the shrine.
- One popular purchase is a lucky charm for water, featuring the appearance of a Chinese character when dipped in water.
- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 849 Harunasan-machi, Takasaki City, Gunma
- No holidays
- 7:00 am-6:00 pm (open until 5:00 pm in the winter)
- About 70 minutes by bus from Takasaki Station on the JR Takasaki Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)