Hokkaido Jingu Shrine
Hokkaido Jingu Shrine was built in 1869, when Emperor Meiji ordered the enshrining of three deities. At the time, Hokkaido was known as Ezo but was renamed Hokkaido (Prefecture). The shrine sits on 180,000 square-meters of land filled with cherry trees. It looks very nice in spring, as the cherry blossoms can be see in full bloom then.
The shrine is located within Maruyama Park. The park also houses the Maruyama Zoo and Maruyama Baseball Stadium.
Entrance Fee: Free
Opening Hours: The park is open 24hr; Jingu Shrine is open from 9am to 4pm (Last entry at 3:30pm)
How to get there: It’s a 15-minute walk from Maruyama-Koen station
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