NIPPONIA No. 46 September 15, 2008
A mountain wilderness with religious history,
just 50 minutes from central Tokyo
Written by Sanada Kuniko Photos by Sugawara Chiyoshi
Roof over the entrance to Izuna Gongen Hall. Note the vibrant colors and detailed carvings. The hall is part of a shrine that combines veneration for mountain gods with the Buddhist influences of the Way of Shugen-do.
Charms sold at Takaosan Yakuo-in Temple, to safeguard you from different dangers.