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Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine (桜山八幡宮)

The Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine is a Shinto shrine in Takayama City, Gifu Prefecture that is dedicated to the tutelary deity of the area. According to tradition, the origins of the Shrine date back to the reign of the Emperor Nintoku, when Prince Naniwa-neko Takefurukuma no Mikoto, who had come to the area to subjugate an evil monster, prayed for victory at this site. The Shrine is closely associated with the Autumn Festival that is one of the two Takayama Matsuri (Takayama Festivals), the other being the Spring Festival that is associated with the Hie Shrine; the Takayama Matsuri has been designated as a National Important Intangible Folk Cultural Property. Some of the “Yatai” (decorated floats) used in the Takayama Matsuri procession are on display in the Takayama Festival Floats Exhibition Hall within the Shrine precincts (the floats on display are rotated), giving visitors the opportunity to view the magnificent decoration, which is a tribute to the skill of Hida region craftsmen, from close to.


Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Sakuramachi 178 (Hida / TakayamaArea)

phone 0577320240

Open 24 hours

[Takayama Festival Floats Hall]
[Winter season (Dec.--Feb.)] 9:00-16:30

Review of Sakurayama Hachimangu Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/01/09 Quiet and fresh
This is a very quiet Shinto Temple, easy walk from the station (10-15 minutes) walk. A long the lane leading to the temple are old Japanese house. The temple is free and very nice surrounding. Quiet...
Reviewed:2019/11/03 Peaceful and beautiful
This beautiful shrine surrounded by silence and huge trees conveys inner peace. Beautiful, imposing location. Not to be missed, well worth the visit.
Reviewed:2019/09/06 2 ways of doing the walk– easier is from the temples side
I went on the hike from the forrest ( castle park) side and after I hiked up for 20 mins, I met some japanese who told me I need at least another 30 mins to cross the park and get on the road with...

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Gifu Pref. Takayamashi Sakuramachi 178 [map]
Hida / TakayamaArea
Open 24 hours

[Takayama Festival Floats Hall]
[Winter season (Dec.--Feb.)] 9:00-16:30
open everyday
[Takayama Festival Floats Hall] Irregular holidays
[Takayama Festival Floats Hall]
[Adult] 1,000yen
[High school student] 600yen
[Elementary and Junior High School Students/Persons with Disabilities] 500yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Available (VISA, MasterCard, JCB, DC, SAISON)
* Limited to payment of admission fee to Yatai Kaikan
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Yatai Kaikan Tel:0577-32-5100
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (part of the building uses a chair-type elevator)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (use or lift the pet carrier bag)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Gifu Areas


          Tucked away in the very center of Japan, Gifu prefecture houses mountains, old towns, and one of Japan’s greatest hot springs, Gero Onsen. A tour of the prefecture’s traditional architecture will take you from the mountain-enveloped wooden streets of Takayama to the mountain village of Shirakawago, where visitors can explore 250-year-old thatched roofed houses known as gassho-zukuri.