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Hakusan Shrine

Hakusan jinja



This shrine, hidden at the top of Hakusan Islet in front of Yura Onsen, was built in 1493. Visitors who wish to visit the shrine need to cross the "Hakusan Bridge," a 170 meters long bridge that links Yura's beach to Hakusan's islet. Estimations say Hakusan's islet was formed 30 million years ago following a volcanic eruption.

A steep stairway opens up the way to the shrine.

A very rare forest, located in the middle of the sea, in a place famous for the beauty of its beach. (Yura Beach is included in the 100 most beautiful Japanese beaches).