Travellers' Guardian Deity

Look out for the Guardian Deities created by locals that wish for travellers' safety

The so-called 'Travellers' Guardian Deities' can usually be found near hotsprings or at street corners, protecting passers-by. Searching for these deities is another way to feel the days gone by in this traditional town of Japan.


Azumino City, Nagano Prefecture


Take the JR Oito-sen Line from Matsumoto Station to Hotaka Station. Approx 30 minutes.
Approx 30 minutes by taxi from Matsumoto Station.