Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Kusatsu Hot Spring Trip 2 (Part 4) / 草津温泉旅行 2(パート4)

On our way back to Tokyo through Karuizawa in Nagano Prefecture. After finishing lunch at Oni Oshidashi Park, we headed to Kumano Kotai Jinja, a shrine that sits in both Gunma and Nagano Prefectures.


Entrance to Kumano Jinja / 熊野神社の参道

The sign indicates that a large tree here is a Power Spot.


Dragon at the hand purification basin.


Kumano Jinja Torii / 熊野神社の鳥居

Very simple looking komainu.


Main gate to Kumano Kotai Jinja.


Part of a stone windmill? / 石の風車

Hondo / 本堂

Gunma Prefecture side / 群馬県側

To the left is Nagano Prefecture.  To the right is Gunma Prefecture.


Nagano Prefecture side / 長野県側

Stone lanterns that were built in 1354.


Inari Daimyojin / 稲荷大明神

Old shrine bell, approx 720 yrs old / 古鐘、約720年前

Zuijin / 随神(ずいじん)恐い

Shrine detail with elephant / 象

The Power Spot Tree / しなの木

Prayer boards / 絵馬

Kenko Jinja / 健康神社

As the shrine is located on the Prefectural lines of Gunma and Nagano, there is a separate seal for each Prefecture. The seal on the right is from Gunma Prefecture while the seal on the left is from Nagano Prefecture.


Our next stop will be Karuizawa.


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