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Nagano | Kosuge Shrine

Sacred paths lined with cedar trees that lead you to the historic sites of Kosuge Village

With over 1,300 years of history, Iiyama's Kosuge is known as one of the three most sacred areas of northern Nagano alongside Togakushi and lizuna. Located in the eastern area of Iiyama, Kosuge was once a spiritual training ground for mountain ascetics called Yamabushi. This led to the establishment of the Kosuge Village, where many historical sites still stand today, leaving traces of the past. Visit Kosuge and travel back in time while going through some of the paths Yamabushi once used for training. Put on your trekking shoes and hike up to the inner Kosuge Shrine. The mountain path lined with cedar trees, some of which are now centuries old and up to 45m tall, leads you to the magnificent shrine that has been designated as an Important Cultural Property of Japan. This short 2-hour hike is perfect for a half-day trip.

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Hokuriku Shinetsu Region | JNTO Official Website

Nagano Prefecture | JNTO Official Website




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