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The Legendary Togakushi Kodo Trail


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Trace the footsteps of ancient pilgrims to Togakushi’s five shrines

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Located about an hour away from downtown Nagano, the legendary Togakushi Kodo trail is a pilgrimage route approximately ten kilometers long that connects to the five shrines of Togakushi Shrine: Okusha, Chusha, Hokosha, Kuzuryusha, and Hinomikosha.

Established in ancient times, these shrines have long been a center of traditional mountain worship and have been visited by countless throngs of pilgrims through the ages. At the end of the Heian period, the mountain became an ascetic training ground, and since then Togakushi has acquired the reputation of being a spiritual haven.


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If you want to learn about Togakushi’s history and culture, trace the footsteps of the ancient pilgrims to find many points of interest along the way, and nearby. Or you can enjoy your time here just by walking the trail and inhaling the fresh, fragrant mountain air. 

Follow the ancient path, visit the five shrines, and take in all the beautiful natural scenery. Come make a journey into the spiritual heart of Japan and experience the rich cultural and natural heritage of Togakushi!


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How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen Line to Nagano Station (about 1 hour 40 minutes). Togakushi is about 60 minutes by bus from Nagano Station.
From Shin-Osaka, take the JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Nagoya and JR Chuohonsen Line to Nagano Station (about 3 hours 40 minutes). Togakushi is about 60 minutes by bus from Nagano Station.


Togakushi, Nagano-shi, Nagano-ken



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