We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Togakushi Shrine Okusha

Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
+81 26-254-2014
Website
Save
Review Highlights
Go in March for a Snowy Experience

I wish I had had an entire day to spend here, looking for all the different shrines. Went in late... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarahuhuhu
,
Japan
Peaceful place . 平和な場所

Try reaching all the Shrines . すべての神社に到達しよう Remember this is still a wild forest so respect... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2018
Tudor C
Read all 470 reviews
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good35%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tall trees” (4 reviews)
LOCATION
Togakushi, Nagano 381-4101, Nagano Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 26-254-2014
Write a ReviewReviews (470)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"tall trees"
in 4 reviews
"autumn colours"
in 3 reviews
"tree lined path"
in 2 reviews
"ninja village"
in 2 reviews
"nice hike"
in 2 reviews
"nagano station"
in 3 reviews
"walk up"
in 2 reviews
"day trip"
in 2 reviews
"cedar"
in 12 reviews
"shrine"
in 27 reviews
"journey"
in 4 reviews
"forest"
in 6 reviews
"snow"
in 11 reviews
"gate"
in 4 reviews
"trail"
in 5 reviews
"winter"
in 6 reviews
"passes"
in 2 reviews
Filter

1 - 10 of 39 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wish I had had an entire day to spend here, looking for all the different shrines. Went in late March hoping for some early sakura blossoms and instead had a snow-covered hike! It was absolutely stunning. The trees are gigantic, the air is clear,...More

Thank Sarahuhuhu
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Try reaching all the Shrines . すべての神社に到達しよう Remember this is still a wild forest so respect and beware of the animals in it . これはまだ野生の森であることを忘れないでください。

Thank Tudor C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 10 January 2018

Visitors who want to see the shrine beautifully shrouded in show, please take heed as this may not be appropriate for young children during the colder months. If you're walking, the entrance to the trail is about 1Km (about 15mins walk or less) north from...More

Thank Shig31
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed our hike from the lower Hokasha shrine , past the Chusa shrine up to upper Okusha Shrine. With the Autumn Colours of Koyo it was stunning. The Cryptomeria Tree lined path to the upper shrine is breathtaking. Easy day...More

1  Thank Paul W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

This shrine is currently under renovation but to be honest, as per other reviews, it is about the journey to this shrine rather than the shrine itself. It's approx a 30-40minute walk from the bus stop and the last 20min is steps to the top...More

1  Thank LauraHarris183
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

To be honest, the shrine on top of the hill is not that impressive. In fact, it's rather small and there are renovation works going on at the moment. So, don't expect too much. However, the way up to the shrine is quite lovely. We...More

Thank Philipp H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Whilst the shire is just like any other shire, the walk into the shire from the carpark (approx 30 min walk one way) is the destination itself. The pathway is surrounded by extremely tall trees that are densely planted around. It is extremely quite and...More

Thank kevinyhli
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2017

The shrine itself is nothing special but combined with the walk/climb it is an interesting and rewarding experience. One passes through a path lined with gigantic cedar trees and some smaller shrines. The last part of the climb is doable but not easy. Good for...More

Thank Stephan1954
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

Too many of these around Nagano. How many do they need. This one quite a bus ride to get to and not cheap bus fare either.

Thank Bomoh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 July 2017

Okusha locates deep in the forest, it takes you at least an hour to get there. It's an uphill path so it is quite demanding on one's physical condition and endurance. Despite the effort to pay, lots of tall trees were along the path. With...More

Thank edmundduck
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 85 hotels in Nagano
Hotel Togakushi
2 reviews
1.92 km away
Takayamabo
4 reviews
2.72 km away
Yokokura Ryokan
14 reviews
2.72 km away
Takeda Ryokan
1 review
2.74 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Uzuraya
169 reviews
2.61 km away
Sobanomi
60 reviews
1.72 km away
Okushamae Naosuke
27 reviews
.98 km away
Sobachaya Gokurakubo
16 reviews
1.74 km away
Nearby Attractions
Togakushi Shrine Chusha
181 reviews
2.52 km away
Lake Kagami
132 reviews
1.42 km away
Togakushi Folk Museum Togakushi Ninja Museum
67 reviews
1.13 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
netserver
4 January 2017|
Answer
Response from Calcy |
Take bus number 70 or 71 from Nagano Station in direction of Togakushi. Alight at Togakushi-Hokosha for the lower shrine (戸隠宝光社, 50 minutes, 1150 yen one way), Togakushi-Chusha for the middle shrine (戸隠中社, 60 minutes, 1250... More
2
Votes
Google Translation