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Fukushima Prefecture Gokoku Shrine

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1 Komayama, Fukushima, 960-8025, Japan

Gokoku Shrine is on the mountain side of Mt. Shinobu. According to the history of the Shrine, the Shrine was founded as "Shokonsha." "Shokon" means to enshrine the spirit of the dead. Those of Soma, Miharu and Wakamatsu were combined into Gokoku Shrine in 1879. The present Shrine, founded in 1937, has been worshipped 69000 souls from "Boshin-no-Eki" to W.W.II.

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Mondays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 10:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Ar Kn 3 months ago

A shrine dedicated to the guardian spirits of the country and Amaterasu Omikami. It was originally called Shokonsha and was renamed in 1939. The current shrine building was built in 1937. The precincts are well kept and beautiful. You can worship comfortably. Compared to Gokoku Shrines in other areas, it feels a little small. Permission from the shrine office is required to take photographs, but there is no problem in taking regular photographs. Permission is required for commercial photography. In both cases, filming will be canceled midway through if you cause a nuisance to the worshipers or if you don't have common sense etiquette. Pets are allowed on the grounds. It is prohibited to enter the building. Free parking and toilets available. You can park at the Taishido parking lot across from the shrine.

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Welder Legend (MADE IN 日本職人) 4 months ago

Fukushima Prefecture Gokoku Shrine, located on Mt. Shinobu, Fukushima City, Fukushima Prefecture, enshrines the spirits of heroes associated with Fukushima Prefecture and the Ise Shrine (Amaterasu Omikami), and has received numerous visits and offerings from the Imperial Family. Located in Shinoyama Park, the Akatsuki Festival and Cherry Blossom Festival are held there. Shinbuzan Tenmangu Shrine is located next to the torii gate and is dedicated to Sugawara no Michizane, the god of learning. There is also a cow that is said to bring good luck wherever you stroke it. If you like power spots, historical buildings, mountain climbing, hiking, photographing spectacular views, collecting goshuin stamps, etc., please come and see it. Original goshuin books and various amulets are on sale at the shrine office.

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mac noritetsu 4 months ago

This is the Gokoku Shrine of people who have connections to Fukushima Prefecture. Parking is available nearby. There is a stroking cow in front of the torii gate, and it is said that if you stroke it three times, you will receive blessings.

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みみみみやび 5 months ago

It's a shrine. There is a shrine in Mt. Shinobu. It seems to enshrine the heroic spirits associated with Fukushima Prefecture and the Ise Shrine (Amaterasu Omikami). In front of the torii gate was a stone statue of a cow called the ``sacred cow'' (Nade-ushi), which is said to make your wishes come true if you stroke it three times. I was able to pat my head. It was cute. The main shrine was a beautiful shrine that felt new compared to other shrines. Goshuin stamps and amulets were also on sale. The precincts were well maintained and I was able to visit comfortably.

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Albert Luk 4 years ago

I recommend stopping by if you’re headed up Mt. Shinobu. The parking lot detracts from the surrounding ambience, but it makes for easy access (and worthwhile stop/detour) if you’re driving up to the observatory points.