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Mitsumine Shrine

298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu 369-1902, Saitama Prefecture
+81 494-55-0241
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A mountain shrine dedicated to wolves

Legend has it the shrine was founded nearly 2000 years ago, after a prince was guided through the... read more

Reviewed 3 January 2017
Leysdown, UK
Very nice, but perfect after mountain climbing

It's long and difficult to reach even from Chichibu, not to mention any other town. BUT! If you can... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
Erik T
Veszprem County, Hungary
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2 Jan 2017
“A mountain shrine dedicated to wolves”
27 Mar 2016
“Very nice, but perfect after mountain climbing”
298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu 369-1902, Saitama Prefecture
+81 494-55-0241
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Reviewed 3 January 2017

Legend has it the shrine was founded nearly 2000 years ago, after a prince was guided through the mountains by a white wolf. Wolves were revered in Japan up to a few hundred years ago, and this shrine is the biggest wolf shrine in Japan....More

Thank Retron
Reviewed 28 March 2016

It's long and difficult to reach even from Chichibu, not to mention any other town. BUT! If you can devote a whole day for this trip, it's totally worth it. I like hiking and cheap fun, so it was obvious for me to walk from...More

1  Thank Erik T
Reviewed 11 January 2016

About 70min ride on the bus from the station, but it was worth it with the great mountain views, beautiful and colourful shrine decorations, historical buildings and lots of stone monuments that indicate who & how much money people & companies had donated to the...More

Thank risabu
Reviewed 20 August 2015

This was a beautiful area to explore in the fall. The temple was beautiful and we got to hear traditional music being played. A beautiful mountain and forest retreat to explore.

Thank corbie777
Reviewed 11 January 2015

The last stop on the Chichibu line train is "Mitsumine guchi" (entrance to Mitsumine) so I thought it was close. The shrine is another 1.5 hour bus ride at least. If you are frightened of curvy roads with sharp drop offs, the ride is not...More

2  Thank hashihime
Reviewed 3 December 2014

Spectacular,,,,,so much history ,,,,,visit ,and you will see ,,,,,been here 4 times.We come here for Karate seminars ,,,the training here is special ,and was one of the favorite places of our founder Sosai Mas Oyama ,Osu.

4  Thank dancomontreal
Reviewed 15 October 2014

This shrine is very old and looks / feels it. It probably dates back about 2,000 years but since the founder is the reputed son of a legendary figure, it is not certain. It is also one of the few shrines in Japan where wolves...More

1  Thank StewieTokyo
Reviewed 14 October 2014

One of a major shrine located at edges of Kanto plain, near Tokyo. Having 1900 yrs of history relating to Japanese imperial family. This area is a popular place as a major power spot with deep forest located high altitude mountain. Also can enjoy a...More

Thank Nobu_3jp
Reviewed 28 September 2012

In these places, we make a film about the legendary master Mas Oyama Kyokushin Karate. Foot rose to the top of the mountain Mitsumine. Beautiful places we were amazed.

2  Thank IgorTimePro
Reviewed 5 days ago
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