Daily Photo of Japan: The Hokkaido Shrine on the outskirts of Sapporo. I got here just after four, and unfortunately it was already closed.
I was under the impression that shrines were open twenty-four hours, but apparently that’s not the case with all of them. Nevertheless, it was still nice to see it, even if I couldn’t go through the gates.
For those of you planning a trip out to Hokkaido, and this shrine is on your list, be sure to get there before 4:00PM if you want to take in the whole thing.