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北海道神宮 Hokkaido Jingu

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  • Susukino/Odori Park/Maruyama Park
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Susukino/Odori Park/Maruyama Park
474 Miyagaoka, Chuo-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 064-8505, Japan
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Date of post:2015/07/14

Feel Sapporo's legacy at the Hokkaido shrine

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One of the outstanding personalities of Sapporo sightseeing is its clear separation between its urban function and quiet nature. I believe that Hokkaido shrine is one of the best places to feel that distinction.

Some locals say that less traditional lifestyle is still present in Hokkaido compared with other regions. This is partly correct, yet it is notable in Hokkaido establishment, many pioneers had kept their own spiritual background for the sustenance of their endeavor. One honorable person in that way is Yoshitake SHIMA, from Kyushu, who contributed so much to the development of Sapporo. One can see the two statues of him; one in Sapporo City Hall, the other next to the main gate of Hokkaido shrine.

To visit Hokkaido shrine, the subway is the best public transportation. Get off the Tozai line at Maruyama-koen, and walk to the West. It takes about 10 minutes to see the first torii(arch-style gate at the entry of a Shinto shrine, and another 8-10 minutes to arrive at the main building. The process of walking itself, including the sound of the gravel beneath your feet, is a part of praying. Just relax and feel the nature while walking.

Upon the entry, just follow the manners and keep your heart close to the memorial frontier spirit in Sapporo.

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