Places of worship in Mito: Tōshō-gu jinja

Shrines are quite common in Mito. This shall Shinto shrine is very close to the station and I remember it best for the annual crafts beer festival. A big read gate marks the entrance from one of Mito’s main roads.

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There are a couple of beautiful side buildings as usually.

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The main attraction is probably the gate that leads to the inner sanctum. It has recently been restored and it has breakthrough gold applications.

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The place where you cleanse yourself before prayer is shaped like a dragon.

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Right below it is a small ally that has many small bars. If you want to take a little more money into your hands, you might want to check it out.
I very well remember a night there with Jeremy and his friend Patrick.

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