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Takyou Shrine (建穂神社)in Takyou, Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City!

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Another long, very long cycling trip to find an elusive shrine I had discovered on the internet and decided to investigate: Takyou Shrine (建穂神社)!
It is located along the Warashina River, a main tribute of the Abe River.
Of course i got lost a few times on the way (but with positive results!)!

After a half dozen misses I knew I was on the right way!
Why do streets always look so wide on maps? LOL

Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Takyou, 1-20, almost two haours by (normal) bicycle from the city center!

The toriii gate on top of the stone stairs!

The main shrine!

Old wood!

Old trees around a Shinto Shrine are a good indicator of its age, even if it is regularly re-built!

Truly enormous by Shizuoka standards!

View over Takyou through the torii gate!

I discovered two older edifices beside and behind the main Shrine building!

Small and old!

With its own rice straw garland!

The old ancient original shrine was being repaired!

Stone stairway from another age!

It also had its own rice straw garland!

Wild boar guards!

Carved wood of another age!

Old style false window!

Everything but the roofing is made of carved wood!

Ancient craft as I couldn’t see any nails!

A study in old architecture!

From another angle!

The red painted metal roofing!

Local people are very proud of the Great Takyou Shrine Cedar Tree!

Impossible to frame inside a single picture!

Another tree well over 500 years old!

A couple of last pictures before riding back home: the main building rice straw garland!

Roof tile decoration!

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