Nangu Taisha Shrine has long been famous for being home to Kanayama-hiko, god of iron and the metals industry.
While all the buildings were burned down in 1600 during the Battle of Sekigahara, they were rebuilt by Shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1642. Eighteen of the shrine’s structures hold so much historical importance that they are designated as an official Important Cultural Property of Japan.
Exit the South Gate of the central shrine area and head west towards the Mt. Nangu trailhead to find a long line of beautiful red torii gates that guide you to the Nangu Inari Shrine.
-----About the Mt. Nangu Hiking Course-----
The peak of 404 meter Mt. Nangu was used as a base camp by samurai warlord Mōri Hidemoto during the Battle of Sekigahara. Today, it offers visitors a 3.8km-long hiking course that allows one to appreciate seasonal beauty and local wildlife. The peak offers a superb view of the Yoro Mountain Range. (On average, round-trip hike time takes about 1hr and 40 min)
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1734-1 Miyashiro, Fuwa-gun Tarui-cho, Gifu
20min walk from JR Tarui Station
For those who plan to hike Mt. Nangu please use the western parking lot located to the behind the shrine