Nishino Jinja Shrine in Sapporo Where became The Most Famous and Popular one by Masaharu Fukuyama.

Nishino Shrine, located in Sapporo, has become not only the most famous and popular shrine in the city but also throughout Japan.

What makes it famous? Before discovering the definitive reason, most local residents found it intriguing. Masaharu Fukuyama, a Japanese singer-songwriter, actor, and photographer, visited the shrine on September 22, 2011.

During a concert at the Makomanai Arena Stadium in Sapporo, Masaharu remarked, “I went to Nishino Shrine.” Since then, many young girls have continued to visit Nishino Shrine.

Surrounded by a quiet residential area known as “Heiwa,” which means “peace” in Japanese, Nishino Shrine truly embodies its peaceful setting.

How to Get there

For access to Nishino Shrine, take the No.42 bus from Hassamu-minami Subway Station and alight at Heiwa 1 jo 3 chome (平和1条3丁目) bus stop. Alternatively, you can board the No.42 bus from Kotoni Subway Station and also get off at the same bus stop. The journey takes approximately 15-20 minutes from either station.

To reach the entrance of Mt. Teine, disembark at the final stop of the No.42 bus and walk for about 15 minutes. Mt. Teine is highly popular among Sapporo residents.

There are more than 300 series of Omamori, good luck charm, to get at the booth. If the booth is closed, a vending machine is available.

You can choose a English version of Omamori if you like. Some coins needed.

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