Thursday, 3 December 2009

Musashi Mitake Shrine On Mount Mitake

Continuing from my earlier post of our hike on Mount Mitake, we were now heading to Musashi Mitake Shrine.

The Musashi Mitake Shrine, located on the mountain's summit (929 meters) is Mount Mitake biggest attraction. Musashi Mitake Shrine is known as a symbol of the mountain worship and the Shrine is said to have been founded 2,000 years ago. It is is believed to have been established during the era of Emperor Sujin.

The shrine itself was a place of worship popular with Samurai and in the Homotsuden (treasure hall).  You can view yoroi (suits of armor) and tachi (swords) designated as national treasures, including the Akaito Odoshi Oyoroi (red thread armor).

Steps leading up to the shrine complex. More steps to climb...
Around the shrine. You can hear pre-recorded(I think) chanting while walking around the temple complex. There's a souvenir counter selling charms and amulets, but we passed on that.

Going down, much later. Make sure your shoes have good grip. :D

27 comments:

  1. I'm 1st! Yay! Beats LV! Sorry lah LV : )

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  2. LV, must give me some chance lah since I normally don't get to be FC nowadays! : )

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  3. Wow! I would love to visit the shrine on Mount Mitake! Looks cool!

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  4. 2000 years old! Wow! That's pretty old temple! Lots of steps to climb? Not enough climbing mountain must climb steps to temple also ah?

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  5. Ok also lah, Can slim down after coming down from Mount Mitake. hehe

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  6. But the steps don't look steep unlike Batu Caves or the ones in Yogyakarta Indonesia. Haha. So boleh lah : )

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  7. Wow! I never seen a real shrine before... only in animes... now it look exactly like it! I want to go check one out too :).

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  8. Waaa foong! you chasing after my FC! :P.

    Don't worry don't worry... I don't rush around for FC hahaha! Just lucky XD.

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  9. Good walking shoes is a must when travelling. One cannot afford the risk of ill-fitting shoes.

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  10. @foong,
    making up for lost time, is it?
    So many days relaxing and got masssage to boot, now time to chase FC and comments spam. LOL

    Yalah, the steps not as bad as Batu Caves. That one, I think I get dizzy just by standing at the foot of the stairs. Haha

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  11. @ladyviral,
    there's plenty of them in Japan. And I read somewhere that some temples there even resorted to anime and cosplayers to entice young people (male mostly) to visit them.

    Yah, LV doesn't rush but she sure has a lucky strike of them! LOL

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  12. @Mei Teng,
    I saw a couple of ladies wearing flat pumps and a guy wearing a sandal during the hike. Definitely not a suitable choice of footwear!

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  13. did raimie pray for anything special there in the temple?

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  14. Oh, now it's a battle between foong and LV!!!

    I've been out of the circle lately, I better get back soon! lol I want my throne back!

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  15. @Ayie,
    As a Muslim, we don't offer any prayers here. It would be against our belief.

    Ayie, don't worry. You are still my top commentor. Only been dropped to 2nd place for a few days. :D

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  16. Oh yeah I forgot about that, you are muslims! I am a catholic and we are more flexible with prayers and religious activities =)

    I'm fc again =P

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  17. Ayie, I'm going to beat you to be Top Commenter here! Haha!

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  18. LV, don't worry I'm too busy to fight for FC! Let you have it lah. Hahaha! But don't let your guard down, cos I can strike anytime! Hehe

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  19. Lina, yes, make up for lost time! : )

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  20. ooh, so much fun spamming here. Haha!

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  21. Until other bloggers calling me H10N10 in reference to H1N1 mutated virus! Cos I'm like a spamming virus! haha!

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  22. Yalah, after that wonderful massage at Kenyir, I'm energetic and refreshed ready to spam spam spam! Muahaha!

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  23. Feel like going for massage again. So addictive!!

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  24. Know any cheap massage place in PJ/KL? Proper ones lah, of course : )

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  25. @foong,
    wah, had so much fun spamming izit? :D

    makciks massage I know lah. Other massage (shady or not) i don't.

    Man, Ayie needs to do plenty of spamming to beat Foong as Top commenter! LOL

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  26. Lina I will not be able to beat foong when it comes to spamming...he can go on and on! hahaha!

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  27. You can take the top commenter seat foong, sometimes i can't even find the words to say! hahaha!

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