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Worth the climb

There are a lot of steps, but they're not very steep. Probably one of my favorite shrines in Japan... read more

Reviewed 27 May 2015
SwinkRa
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A haunting scene

Found the place by accident, only upon reading signs at the parking lot I realised these were the... read more

Reviewed 3 May 2018
Higuma2017
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3 May 2018
“A haunting scene”
29 Nov 2016
“Ancient shrines in a beautiful location with interesting legend!”
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35, Haraikawa, Funagawaminatohonzanmonzen, Oga 010-0535, Akita Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 May 2018

Found the place by accident, only upon reading signs at the parking lot I realised these were the 999 steps built by the Namahage. It is by all means worthwhile to go. Any season, one of the most breathtaking , haunting shrines ever in Japan....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Higuma2017
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Goshado is a collection of five ancient shrines tucked into the mountain side bordering the coastline of the Oga Peninsula. Its gipping legend enhances your visit. I went with my 4 children ranging from ages 5 to 17 and we all loved it very much!...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 13 August 2016

I really enjoyed seeing the five shrines and learning about the history. It's was a bit of a trek as from the bottom there are 999 very old stone steps, many of which are lose so please be careful. I went in the summer when...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank dkailuahi
Reviewed 10 July 2015

One reaches Goshado via a highway wending its way along the shoreline of Oga Peninsula -- scenic, if only the early-summer undergrowth hadn't blocked views to the sea! Reached after a 20-minute uphill walk, the five handsome, if austere, shrines stood together in a clearing....More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 27 May 2015 via mobile

There are a lot of steps, but they're not very steep. Probably one of my favorite shrines in Japan so far, it just has a different look. It appeared as though there were hiking paths that lead to the other side of the mountain. We...More

Date of experience: May 2015
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