First, let’s visit Togakushi Shrine. Chusha, the middle shrine, plays the most important role among its five halls. The three Japanese cedar trees are approximately 900 years old and are designated a Japanese Natural Monument. If time allows, it is a good idea to walk along the cedar avenue behind the front approach to the upper shrine (Okusha). Still remaining in and around the shrine is the atmosphere and natural setting in which yamabushi mountain monks used to practice severe ascetic training.
Togakushi, Nagano city, Nagano