Photo：yy on flickrTogakushi Shrine, located in Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture, is known as one of the most sacred sites in Japan. The gods of "Ama no Iwato", who opened up the rock cave and brought back light to the world, are enshrined at the site. The shrine has been in the spotlight as an inspiring spiritual spot in recent years. The following is a list of must-visits.
The best way of getting its spiritual energy is to visit the shrines in the following order: Houkou-sha, Hino-miko-sha, Chu-sha, Oku-sha, Kuzuryu-sha.
Photo：http://blogimg.goo.ne.jpAt each shrine, you can make prayers depending on your wishes such as:
●Oku-sha → good luck, accomplishment
●Kuzuryu-sha → bring romance, benefit from rain
●Chu-sha → academic success, protect family
●Hino-miko-sha → improvement in performing arts, bring romance
●Houkou-sha → safe delivery, protection against bad luck
Photo：http://pds.exblog.jpIt is possible to park your car near the torii gate that leads you to Oku-sha. Feel the holy atmosphere and get some spiritual energy at Togakushi Shrine!
3506, Togakushi, Nagano City, Nagano Prefecture
60 minutes from JR Nagano station
60 minutes from Nagano IC, 30 minutes from Shinanomachi IC (Joetsu expressway)
Website (Japanese): http://www.togakushi-jinja.jp/shrine/index.html