Behind Takeo Shrine is a vast bamboo grove, in whose silent midst stands Ohkusu – a 3000 year old sacred camphor tree , widely considered one of Saga Prefecture’s spiritual highlights. With its breath-taking natural surroundings, the air of silent mystery that suffuses this beautiful grove has made it a much desired sightseeing spot.
Ohkusu: The Ancient Tree of Takeo Shrine
- Entrance fee
- 〒843-0022 Saga-ken, Takeo-shi, Takeo-cho, Oaza Takeo 5335
- 【Parking】 Takeo City free car park located opposite Takeo Shrine (up to 2 buses & 40 car parking spaces) 【By train】 About 25 mins (2km) walk or 5 min taxi journey from Takeo Onsen station (JR Sasebo line) 【By bus】 From JR Takeo Onsen station board the bus bound for Takeo Hoyou Centre, alighting at Kokomae, from which it’s an approx. 3 min walk
- Takeo Shrine TEL: 0954-22-2976 FAX: 0954-22-3517