Shugendo Attracted Faith
Musashi Mitake Shrine is a shrine located on the summit of the Mitake Mountains. It is said that it started thousands of years ago. During the Kamakura period when mountain worship thrived, many shugendo visited the shrine for training and the mountain was faithfully revered by the Shogunate and samurai. In 1700 by orders of the 5th Shogun Tsunayoshi Tokugawa, the hall of offerings was built, as it exists in its present form.
Overlooking the Kanto Plains
“The altitude of Mitakesan is 929 m. You can climb Mitake mountain by cable car. There are only 2 stations, Takimoto station and the Mitake mountain station. From the Mitake mountain station, the shrine is about 25 minutes on foot, even at a slow pace. On the either side of the road are inns and souvenir shops, and after climbing 330 steps, you arrive at the shrine. The shrine overlooks the Kanto plains, and it is also a location where you can feel the nature of Tokyo.
- Musashi Mitake Shrine
- 176 Mitakesan Ome Tokyo
- URL http://www.musashimitakejinja.jp/