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Hakusan Shrine (Heisenji-Hakusan Shrine)

56-63 Heiseiji, Heiseiji-cho, Katsuyama 911-0822, Fukui Prefecture
+81 779-88-1591
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beautiful and sacred environment

Hakusan (literally, the white mountain in Japanese) is a ~2700 m tall mountain extending between... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Hoegaarden987
Hidden in the woods

The temple is very local and small and off in the woods. If you are not in the area I would... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2017
KibaTravels
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56-63 Heiseiji, Heiseiji-cho, Katsuyama 911-0822, Fukui Prefecture
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

Hakusan (literally, the white mountain in Japanese) is a ~2700 m tall mountain extending between Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui and Gifu prefectures. It has been a sacred mountain for many in the area, leading to the many Hakusan Shrines in the region and around Japan that...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The temple is very local and small and off in the woods. If you are not in the area I would recommend making a trip out but if you find yourself in this part of Fukui prefecture and have some time to spare it's interesting...More

1  Thank KibaTravels
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was an accidental find - we were on our way to Katsuyama Castle. Not one other person around - just trees and moss. Unlike so many other shrines, here you can take in the silence and the spirit of a place set aside.

1  Thank susicubed
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Hakusan Shrine is a (smaller) reconstruction of a massive temple ground that housed many monks before it was burned down in a revolt. While the temple itself is not very interesting and closed, the forest where it is in is magnificent. Free access. Accessible by...More

Thank Michel W
Reviewed 9 July 2011

Heisenji is gorgeous place. Gorgeous trees and nature and mystical / Spiritual place. Amazingly gorgeous.

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