Overwhelming snow shrine !
We went to Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine on foot after seeing Takayama Jinya.
Miko (shrine maiden) shoveled the snow. It seemed that they had to continue shoveling…. Snow kept falling heavily…
Komainu looks cold. He couldn’t see anything :p
As its name “Sakurayama” (hill of cherry blossoms), it is very popular as viewing cherry blossoms spot in Spring.
It might be the best time for cherry blossoms there now !
Takayama festival is held in October 9-10 in each year and one of the important intangible folk culture asset in Japan. I heard that every participants are excited.
Main whorship hall. Snow fell from trees …
After we got out of Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, we went toward Kokubun-ji temple near the shrine. The scene was great, too.
About Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine
Address / 178 Sakuramachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Website / http://www.hidahachimangu.jp/