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Takinō-jinja information

Lonely Planet review

In between Futarasan-jinja and Taiyūin-byō, a 25-minute walk along a stone-paved path leads to Takinō-jinja, less grand than the main attractions and thus delightfully less crowded. The stone torii, called Unmeshi-no-torii , dates back to Iemitsu's time (1696). Before entering, it's customary to try your luck tossing three stones through the small hole near the top. Head back down to the fork in the path and take the trail to the left to pass a handful of small temples and the tomb of Shōdō Shōnin before coming out behind Rinnō-ji.