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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.

place

Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sakusachou 227 (MatsueArea)

phone 0852211148
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Yaegaki Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/07 Relationship Shrine
Famous for relationships (marriage) and its Japanese legends background.
A beautiful holy place. There’re penis statue.
Reviewed:2019/05/08 One of the greatest shrines in Japan
Its an impressive shrine with great atmosphere. Ive heard about it before and had great expectation. Its not exactly like I expected but its still quite a nice experience to explore the grounds...
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.

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Details

Address
Shimane Pref. Matsueshi Sakusachou 227 [map]
Area
MatsueArea
Phone
0852211148
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Treasure storage 200yen
Parking Lot
Available(120spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.
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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.