You walk through the bamboo woods behind the main hall of Takeo Shrine and come out into an open space to find the Great Camphor Tree of Takeo, which, after the long years of its life of 3,000 years, is still vigorously living for eternity. Its solemn and stately energy will surely give you an awe.
On the shrine site are two sacred trees intertwined at their roots and branches as if by god’s magnificence. They are believed to bring good fortune for love, marriage, business and finance and attract many visitors.
It is also believed that tying a Horai bell purchasable at the shrine to the strings hanging from the sacred trees and praying for it will make you even more fortunate and visitors dedicate more than 10 thousand bells to the tree every year.
|Address||5333, Takeo, Takeo-cho, Takeo City (武雄市武雄町武雄5335)|
|Opening Hours||Regular Hours 9 AM - 5 PM
January 1st 12 Midnight -10 PM
January 2nd 8 AM - 9 PM
January 3rd 8 AM - 8 PM
December 31st 9 AM - 12 Midnight
|Access||- 5 Min. by Taxi from JR Takeo-onsen Station of Sasebo Line
|Parking Availability||Free Parking Available for 100 Cars
|Cell Phone Battery Charging||Unavailable|
|Wi-fi Availability||In Preparation|
|Estimated Time to Enjoy||30 Minutes - 1 hour|
|Tobacco||Only in Designated Smoking Area
|Foreign Language Support||Enjoyable without understanding Japanese
English Signboard Available
English Website Available
|MAPCODE||104 377 173*63|