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Haruna Shrine

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day trip from Tokyo

easy to get to Haruna Shrine, but takes 20 minutes reach the shrine . The bus to the shrine... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2018
ashoknpulliyerengi
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Singapore, Singapore
Take # 2 bus it’s easy and direct

If you’ve got half a day or more highly recommend this trip. Simple bus ride from main station... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Streetsmartraveller
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Kingscliff, Australia
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Reviewed 20 August 2018

easy to get to Haruna Shrine, but takes 20 minutes reach the shrine . The bus to the shrine leaves from Takasaki station which is approximately 45 minutes by Nagano or Hokuriku Shinkansen from Tokyo Station

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

If you’ve got half a day or more highly recommend this trip. Simple bus ride from main station. Grab a timetable as English help is very limited. Bus takes about 1 hr. It’s not that far just a slow drive. The shrine is 1400 years...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Streetsmartraveller
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

If you have visited Japanese Shinto shrines before, there is nothing particularly new to be experienced at Haruna-jinja, but it is a pleasant walk through the wooded ravine to the main shrine buildings at the top. You can also buy o-mikuji (fortune-telling messages) which only...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank mswinhoe
Reviewed 21 November 2017

Haruna Shrine great place for wish and pray. It's the power spot in Gunma Pre. But I recommend that Soba Festival on 24~26th November. It's a fantastic Festival for to eat Soba, Toufu and coffee. You can pay 1500yen with 5tickets. You are in 5...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

This Shrine is out of the way so is not crowded. It is interesting but a little unkeep. I went mainly for the garden, which was not very well maintained. It would be a personal choice whether you travelled there.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Visited the Haruna Shrine and its various temples. Amazingly beautiful area. Be prepared for a moderate hike. Take your time and take a lot of pictures. Very scenic area. Be sure to make your pilgrimage to the temple, make your offering and ask for the...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Michael M
Reviewed 13 August 2017

The shrine is connected to the mainland by a red bridge. Pretty picturesque and since we had some mist, it made for some interesting pictures. The temple itself is a standard affair, but enjoyable. We visited a lot of shrines and temples and although similar...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 2 September 2016

I came here on a quiet day down the road from Lake Haruna, walked through the wooden entrance and up the stone walkway with a mossy wall on one side and a mountain stream on the other. Waterfalls, beautiful trees and many temples, shrines and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
4  Thank kaioatey
Reviewed 1 March 2016

Haruna Jinja. Japan has no lack of famous jinjas and deras. I must admit I am kind of a shrines and deras fanatic. However I do have an aversion to crowds, and the famous ones are most often than not crowded. Hence the temples and...More

Date of experience: February 2016
10  Thank bakatori
Reviewed 11 January 2016

Haruna Shrine is nestled in the mountains. Unfortunately we visited in January and it was very crowded. There were lines of cars from both roads leading into the shrine and very little parking. They were sending 5 people at a time to pray because there...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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joanalantravellers
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Response from mikodanchi | Reviewed this property |
It is 30 kilometers away. It takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to transfer buses.
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VivianC2524
15 May 2017|
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Response from Michael M | Reviewed this property |
Mt. Haruna is located in the mountains s boe prepared for cold and wet weather during the winter months, and possibly snow. As Takasaki-san advised, spring or fall are better seasons to view this attraction.
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18 June 2016|
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It is 5km in the Muroda direction. It is ten minutes by bus of Muroda or the Takasaki line.
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