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This shrine is in the midst of Mt. Haruna in Gunma prefecture. It is said to have been built between 585 and 587. Since old days it is believed to have good effects on fortune and business, and is also known as a shrine to pray for rainfall. The main hall and many other of its buildings are registered important cultural heritages, and the "Yatate-sugi" (cedar tree), which holds a connection to the warrior of the Sengoku period, Shingen Takeda, is registered as a natural monument. The place is also characterized for having many strangely shaped rocks and rare landscapes. It is also a famous power-spot and is visited by men and women of all age groups.
- 849 Harunasanmachi, Takasaki, Gunma
- Contact No.
- From JR Takasaki Station, take Gunma Bus towards Harunako for 1hr 10min, get off at bus stop Haruna Jinja and walk 15min to the main hall.
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- Opening hours: 7:00-17:00(changes depending on season), open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 60 minutes
- Admission fee
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Top Power Spot of Kanto Region
The Haruna Shrine is one of the top power-spots in the Kanto region that is said to have strong effects in making wishes come true. While shrines tend to have specialized categories in their blessings, such as romance or business, the Haruna Shrine is an "omnipotent shrine" that will make any kind of wish come true. It is believed that the omnipotence of the shrine is enabled by many different deities existing on this land, which has a strong magnetic attraction for divine spirits.
Magnificent Main Hall
A registered important cultural heritage. There is a large rock called Misugata-iwa standing behind the building. It is built to look as if the Misugata-iwa and the main hall are one, and surely feels like it gives us power. The sculptures adorning every detail from the pillars and ceiling to the offertory box are also worth seeing.
A spot you definitely want to see at Haruna Shrine. Behind the gate, which is located at the top of the stairs, stands the Hoko-iwa (rock). This is said to be a place that has a strengthening effect on various things, and that by giving thanks, it will give you strong powers to improve further.
Seven Deities of Fortune
In various spots along the entrance road, there are the Shichifukujin, seven gods of fortune. Bishamonten welcomes you at the entrance, followed by god of longevity Jurojin, Hotei, Fukurokuju, Ebisu, Benzaiten and Daikokuten. Make sure to find all of them, as they bring good luck.