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Musashi Mitake Shrine on Mt. Mitake


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Experience the divine: Tremendous tranquility and spiritual immersion awaits you at Japan’s sacred Shinto shrines

Ome City, Tokyo-to


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Mt. Mitake has a cable car and can be easily hiked.


Musashi Mitake Shrine is located at the summit of the 929-meter-high Mt. Mitake, which has long been the object of mountain worship as a sacred mountain in the Kanto region.


The shrine is also known as one that enshrines a wolf as a guardian deity, "Oinu-sama," which is a household deity of Yamatotakeru, a legendary hero in ancient Japanese history. The shrine is known for the large number of people who visit with their dogs.


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Musashi Mitake Shrine

How to get there


From Tokyo Station, take the Chuo Line train bound for Ome (about 1 hour 15 minutes). Change to the Ome Line train at Ome Station bound for Okutama and get off at Mitake Station (about 20 minutes). Take a Nishi-Tokyo Bus to the Cable-shita bus stop (10 minutes), then ride the cable car from Takimoto Station to Mitakesan Station (6 minutes). Musashi-Mitake Shrine is about a 30-minute walk from Mitakesan Station.


176 Mitakesan, Ome-shi, Tokyo-to


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