Shrines and Temples

Sapporo

Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo

Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine, Sapporo

February 11th, 2020

Hokkaido Jingu is one of the most famous sightseeing spot in Sapporo. Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine is located at the ...

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

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

November 25th, 2019

Nishino Jinja, the shrine which has become the most famous and popular one not only in Sapporo but also in ...

Hokkaido Jingu in winter

Hokkaido Jingu in winter

February 16th, 2016

Hokkaido Jingu is familiar for sightseeing spot than ever. There are many tourists and local visitors even if in winter. From ...

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

December 30th, 2014

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Subway timetable ...

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Jinjya(札幌伏見稲荷神社)

Sapporo Fushimi Inari Jinjya(札幌伏見稲荷神社)

November 27th, 2014

revised on 5th February 2020 Table of Contents For All Visitors, Please Read Before Visiting  Access Office Open About Sapporo Fushimi Inari Jinjya About the Five ...

Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya(札幌護国神社)

Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya(札幌護国神社)

November 26th, 2014

Sapporo Gokoku Jinjya is located in the south of Sapporo Central Area, near Nakajima Park, just south-ward. The shrine is a ...


Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

Maruyama Hachijyu Hakkasho: Urban Virgin Forest in Sapporo

June 15th, 2014

Maruyama Hachijyu-Hakkasho(円山八十八カ所) is a pilgrimage round like the celebrated 88 Buddhist temples in Shikoku. There are many Jizo(bodhisattvas) on the ...

Otaru

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(龍宮神社)

Ryugu Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(龍宮神社)

January 16th, 2015

Ryugu Jinjya is located in Inaho west of Otaru station, which takes 10 minutes walking. It was originally built in ...

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru(水天宮)

Suitengu Shrine, Otaru(水天宮)

January 16th, 2015

Suitengu was originally built in 1859. The present building was built in 1919, which is connected with three buildings called ...

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(住吉神社)

Sumiyoshi Jinjya Shrine, Otaru(住吉神社)

January 16th, 2015

Sumiyoshi Jinjya is the largest shrine in Otaru city. Many visitors go to the shrine for a new year. Sumiyoshi ...

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

December 30th, 2014

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Subway timetable ...


Hakodate and around

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in Hakodate Motomachi Area(函館元町カトリック教会)

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church in Hakodate Motomachi Area(函館元町カトリック教会)

December 07th, 2014

Motomachi Roman Catholic Church is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Hakodate Motomachi area. The former temporary building was founded by ...

Hakodate Episcopal Church of Japan(函館聖ヨハネ教会)

Hakodate Episcopal Church of Japan(函館聖ヨハネ教会)

October 28th, 2014

Hakodate Episcopal Church of Japan (函館聖ヨハネ教会) is located just next to Hakodate Orthodox Church (函館ハリストス教会) over Daisansaka slope. The church ...


Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

Hatsumoude(初詣) where to go, The first shrine visit of New Year

December 30th, 2014

Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Googlemaps => https://goo.gl/maps/k8XLI Near subway station: Maruyama Zoo on Tozai line see this article, Hokkaido Jingu, Hokkaido Shrine(北海道神宮), Sapporo Subway timetable ...

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮)

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮)

December 08th, 2014

Yamanoue Daijingu(山上大神宮) is located at the top of Saiwaizaka slope, the foot of Mt.Hakodate, Funamicho in the west-south of Hakodate ...

Hakodate Gokoku Jinjya Shrine(函館護国神社)

Hakodate Gokoku Jinjya Shrine(函館護国神社)

November 10th, 2014

The Shrine was originally constructed in 1869 in order to worship soldiers died for Hakodate War. The existent building was ...


Higashi-honganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院)

Higashi-honganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院)

December 18th, 2014

Higashihonganji-Temple Hakodate Branch(東本願寺函館別院) is located in Motomachi area, the foot of Mt.Hakodate. When you go to Hakodate Orthodox Church and ...

Shomyoji Temple(称名寺)

Shomyoji Temple(称名寺)

December 07th, 2014

Shomyoji(称名寺) is located in Funami-cho, the south-west of Hakodate. Near Koryuji and the former Russian Consulate. Shomyoji is the 2nd oldest ...

Koryu-ji Temple in Hakodate(高龍寺)

Koryu-ji Temple in Hakodate(高龍寺)

October 28th, 2014

Koryu-ji Temple(高龍寺) is located in the foot of Mt.Hakodate and near Hakodate fishing port, the north-west side of Mt.Hakodate. The temple ...

Toya, Noboribetsu and around

Yuzawa Jinjya Shrine(湯澤神社)

Yuzawa Jinjya Shrine(湯澤神社)

May 01st, 2015

Yuzawa Jinjya/Shrine is located near Daiichi Takimoto Onsen Hotel, just before the entrance of Jigokudani. It is said that the shrine ...


Rumoi, Soya and around

Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike

Itsukushima Shrine in Mashike

July 09th, 2015

It is said that the shrine was founded by Matsumae clan in 1704 – 1711. This is one of the ...


Iburi, Hidaka and around

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine

August 23rd, 2015

Yoshitsune Jinjya Shrine derives from Minamoto no Yoshitsune(源義経), who was the younger brother of Minamoto no Yoritomo, the first Shogun ...


Southern Hokkaido

Ohta Jinjya Shrine, Not Mountain Climbing, but Ascetic Practices

Ohta Jinjya Shrine, Not Mountain Climbing, but Ascetic Practices

August 18th, 2014

Ohta Jinjya Shrine is located in Setana, the south-west of Hokkaido Japan. It is said that the shrine was built ...


How to walk in Matsumae

How to walk in Matsumae

May 17th, 2015

Matsumae(松前) is one of the oldest town in Hokkaido. The Matsumae family(松前藩) had ruled before the Meiji era. When you reach ...