Takateru Shrine

Travel Information


Takateru Shrine (高照神社) is one of the important shrines in Hirosaki, Aomori Prefecture. It was established in 1712 enshrining the lord of the Hirosaki Domain. The buildings are on the line of east-west that is very rare in Japan. Those buildings are registered as important cultural assets.

Tourist Info.
There are parking and restroom.

0. at Hirosaki Station.
1. use a local bus to Iwaki Shrine (40 min.)
2. walk.

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Map around Takateru Shrine

Detailed Travel Guide

Takateru Shrine
Takateru Shrine is located at the bottom of Mt. Iwaki. This shrine enshrines Tsugaru Nobumasa, 4th lord of Tsugaru Domain, when he passed away in 1710. This shrine is based on Yokokawa Shintoism. Therefore, all of the gates and buildings are lined up on the east-west line. Most of the buildings are constructed by the early 19th century and designated as important cultural assets.