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Mori (森町) is a town in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan.

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Okuni Jinja
  • 1 Okuni Shrine (小国神社, Okuni Jinja), Mori-machi Shuchi-gun Ichimiya 3956-1, +81 53 524-1112. Daily 09:00-17:00. Construction on this beautiful shrine began in 555. The shrine is dedicated to the god Okuninushi no Mikoto, a benevolent god involved in the mythical creation of the archipelago, and a key figure in the famous story of the White Rabbit of Inaba (see Tottori). Very popular with Ieyasu Tokugawa and other members of his clan, this is still the most popular shrine in the ancient Totomi region. It is an especially popular place to pray for good luck, good marriages, or simply to view the autumn foliage. ¥300.
  • History and Folk Museum (歴史民俗資料館). Located in a building that dates back to 1885, it mostly features items used in daily life from past eras.
  • Gokurakuji (極楽寺). A temple surrounded by hydrangeas which typically bloom in June.

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  • Acty Mori (アクティ森), Mori-machi Shuchi-gun Toizume 1115-1, +81 53 885-0115, fax: +81 53 885-0117. Th-Tu 09:00-17:30. This hand-on center offers visitors a chance to try their hands at several traditional Japanese crafts, including Tōgei pottery, roof-tile making, paper-making, and traditional cloth-dyeing using local plants. The center also provides for some outdoor activities like cycling and canoeing.

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