Togakushi Shrine Okusha
This sacred shrine is said to date back over 2000 years. When entering the shrine grounds you are greeted by a big torii gate with, behind that gate, a 2 km long lane of towering cedar trees leading the way to the shrine.
Along the way you will come across the Zuishinmon Gate, a guardian gate that prevents evils from coming into the inner grounds. When you’ve gotten to the end of the cedar tree-lined path, you will have arrived to the Okusha Shrine, a shrine that is said to house one of Shinto’s most powerful deities.
Close to the shrine is the Mizubasho Garden. Mizubasho is a flowery plant and is sometimes called Asian skunk-cabbage. These flowers can be enjoyed through May and June in Togakushi and is a must-see for nature lovers.