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Yaegaki Jinja Shrine八重垣神社


This shrine in Matsue City, Shimane Prefecture is famous for marriage and enshrines the gods Susano-no-mikoto and Inatahime-no-mikoto. The three-paneled Itae Chakushoku Shinzo pictures (wall painting in the honden) in the treasure storage room has been designated as an important cultural property. On the grounds are many popular spots for women, including the Meoto-sugi (coupled cryptomeria trees), Meoto-tsubaki (coupled camellia) and Kagami-no-ike (mirror pond), where the appearance of a suitable marriage partner is predicted by the speed of which a piece of Japanese paper sinks after a coin is placed on top.


Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sakusachou 227 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852211148


Review of Yaegaki Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/07/08 another interesting temple in japan
another interesting temple in japan, except penis temple & sculpture that has some special ceremony for marriage. interesting.
Reviewed:2017/11/26 Not to be missed during a visit to Matsue
An enormous shrine, but with crowds to match. Nevertheless, no visit to Matsue would be complete without a visit to the Yaegaki Shrine. Particularly noteworthy is the enormous woven rope that...
Reviewed:2017/11/18 Good spot to walk around
This shrine is really a good place to walk. Even though the distance is quite far from the station or the main street, it is worth going. You can enjoy the sights around as well. I went there when it...

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Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sakusachou 227 [ map ]
open everyday
Treasure storage 200yen
Parking Lot
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          What Shimane prefecture lacks in size and population, it makes up for in scenery and ancient mythology. Izumo-taisha, in the middle of the prefecture, is said to be Japan’s oldest Shinto shrine, where stories that delve into the creation of the Japanese race have been passed down over centuries. The 180 Oki Islands, a 40-minute ferry ride north of Sakaiminato, offer an undiscovered paradise well off the beaten track.

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