Hakodate Hachiman Shrine, Hakodate

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Hakodate Hachiman Shrine (函館八幡宮, Hakodate Hachimangu) is a Shinto shrine located in Hakodate, Hokkaido. It is a Hachiman shrine, dedicated to the kami Hachiman. It was established in 1445. Its main festival is held annually on August 15. Kami enshrined here include Hondawake no mikoto (品陀和気命), Sumiyoshi no Okami (住吉大神), and Kotohira no Okami (金刀比羅大神). It was formerly a National Shrine of the Second Rank (国幣中社, Kokuhei Chūsha) in the modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines.
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  • After a tram ride to Yachigashira plus a long flight of stairs, you will be greeted to an open area filled with serenity, with 2 shrines in the compound. Do check out their Omikuji, its in the...  more »
  • The shrine is beautiful, and is overshadowed by nearby Mt. Hakodate's ropeway, so few make it here. it's a 15-20 minute walk from the ropeway base and well worth it, as you pick up another great...  more »

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