Mitsumine Shrine

298-1 Mitsumine, Chichibu, Saitama 369-1902, Japan

Mitsumine Shrine is a Shinto shrine located in the mountainous area of the Chichibu region in Saitama Prefecture, Japan. It is believed to have been founded over 2,000 years ago and is one of the oldest and most sacred shrines in Japan. The shrine is dedicated to three gods: Takemikazuchi, Futsunushi, and Amenotajikarao, who are considered to be the guardians of the Japanese people.

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Welcome dear travel fans! I've been traveling around the world for 20 years and most of my trips were to Asia. I think I have been crazy about Japan since I was a child and will be happy to share this passion with you.

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The shrine is known for its picturesque scenery and is surrounded by lush forests and majestic mountains. It is also famous for its long, steep stone staircase of 1,200 steps leading up to the main shrine. Visitors can enjoy hiking the beautiful forest trail and taking in the stunning views along the way. At the top of the staircase, visitors are rewarded with the main hall of the shrine, which is a designated National Treasure of Japan.

The shrine hosts many festivals and events throughout the year, including the annual Autumn Festival in November, which features a procession of beautifully adorned mikoshi (portable shrines) and a traditional Kagura dance. The shrine is also known for its Shugendo practices, which are a combination of Shinto and Buddhist beliefs and rituals that involve mountain asceticism, meditation, and spiritual purification.

Overall, Mitsumine Shrine is a beautiful and spiritual place that offers visitors a chance to connect with nature and experience the rich cultural traditions of Japan.

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