This beautiful Shinto shrine in Takasaki, Gunma Prefecture, was founded in 586 during the first year of Emperor Yomei's reign. The Haruna Shrine is located in the green cedar forests of Mount Haruna, about 860 meters above sea level and occupies 15 hectares.
The shrine is dedicated to the gods of water, fire and agriculture. The gods also grant their blessings for a good marriage and a successful business life.
Later, in the 14th century, Buddhist colors were added to Haruna Shrine when it was associated with Kan'ei-ji in Ueno. However, the Buddhist colors were removed again when Buddhism and Shintoism separated in the Meiji period.
A 50-minute bus ride from JR Takasaki Station.
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