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Address: 1827 Nagatoro, Chichibu-gun, Nagatoro-machi 369-1305, Saitama Prefecture
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Hodosan shrine is located near the Nagatoro station. Along the way to the shrine has a good view. This place was so peaceful. The Torii is in front of the shrine.The shrine itself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 January 2017
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Hodosan shrine is located near the Nagatoro station. Along the way to the shrine has a good view. This place was so peaceful. The Torii is in front of the shrine.The shrine itself has colorful. I spent about an hour there.

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Being autumn, we decided to go up Hodo-san first on the ropeway, to see the sunset. We probably should have gone a little earlier, in order to walk around at a more leisurely pace. We climbed up the final part of the mountain to Okumiya (the small shrine, near the summit). It was very quiet and serene. The shrine's minder... More 

Thank Vanessa Y
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016 via mobile

If you're going to the top of Hodosan to take in the blooming wintersweet and plum trees, by all means stop at this picturesque shrine, where you can buy a fortune in the shape of a miniature fan, along with seasonal local edibles.

Thank artchix17
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015 via mobile

this was built 1900years ago by Yamato Takeru. now ,It colored very beatiful, It likes Nikko-Toshogu shrine.very quiet place I like it. To acces ,from Nagatoro station It takes 10minut and The shrin street has some of caffe.If you hate to wailk,may be take FREE BUS from station to Hodosan-roapway (ferrovia )near the Hodosan-shrine.

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Yokohama, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Hodosan shrine's grounds can be walked around in 10 minutes or so, and the shrine and out-building, torii, etc. added nice architectural elements to combine with photos of the maple trees. The shrine building itself was ornately carved and painted, and it looks a lot like the Toshogu shrine in Nikko. Definitely should see it if you're going to go... More 

1 Thank YokohamaDancer

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