Trip Planner: Asia / Japan / Kanto / Gunma Prefecture / Agatsuma-gun / Kusatsu-machi / Shirane Shrine
Shirane Shrine is located in Kusatsu-machi. Make Shirane Shrine a centerpiece of your Kusatsu-machi vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kusatsu-machi trip maker website.
Shirane Shrine Reviews
Up the long stairways is a cluster of shrines and statues that give you a feel for an earlier era and a thatched roof place of worship that has a small forest growing from it. more »
It is a shrine that enshrines the Japanese taketo, which is said to have discovered Kusatsu Onsen. Unlike the light Fountain temple which can be seen well from the Yubatake, this place is deserted or because only the people who know do not visit. Because it is on the hill overlooking Kusatsu Onsen, the view is good, but the shrine is mediocre and there is not even a person's sign in declared. The rooms were clean and the staff were very nice.
It is a shrine which is about ten minutes or less to walk in the northwest direction from the Yubatake. It is a very small shrine, but you can take water. I did not go in the approach of the steep stairs (and the wrong way) I went from the other side, please follow both roots in the return trip by all means. Every year, on July 16 and 17, there are festivals, and there are ten shrines, and at night they gather in the hot fields. By the way, it seems that the mikoshi of the Shirane shrine is only 17 days. It happened to be the 16th day that I visited, so I was in the middle of a mikoshi gathering at Shirane Shrine. I think that it is a very good shrine to the person who takes water because it is possible to also have the divine water. When I visited the place of the God water, I was able to have you put water in the empty plastic bottle purposely. It is a shrine that is not glamorous, but because it is a relieved shrine, when you come to Kusatsu Onsen, please visit by all means.
Plan your trip to Kusatsu-machi
Get a personalized planA complete day-by-day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your plan. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Kusatsu-machi
Hidden gems in Kusatsu-machi
Nature in Kusatsu-machi
Museums in Kusatsu-machi
Plans to Shirane Shrine by other users
21 days in Japan BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems Preferences: November, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium 60 days in Hakuba-mura BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Japan BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA January, teens, popular sights Preferences: January, teens Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Japan BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 8 days in Gunma Prefecture BY A USER FROM HONG KONG SAR CHINA April, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: April Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 14 days in Gunma Prefecture BY A USER FROM THAILAND December, romantic, hidden gems Preferences: December, romantic Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Medium