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Utou-jinja Shrine, Aomori

A restful sanctuary in the heart of the city

In the very heart of bustling Aomori city, just a short walk from the station, Utou-jinja is an appealing shrine that packs a diversity of features into a small space. Behind the main hall there's a tranquil garden with a fountain shaped like a dragon's head and a carp pond spanned by bright red bridges, while some of the other halls have lively detail carved under the eaves.

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