Moriminashi Hachiman Shrine森水無八幡神社
"This old temple in a corner of the hot spring town is located approximately a ten-minute walk from Gero Station. From the Heian period to the Kamakura period (1185-1333), Hida craftsmen carved ten wooden idols that are stored here, and all of them have been designated as national important cultural properties. Every year on February 14th, there is a traditional festival called ""Tanokami Festival"" to usher in spring in Hidaji area. It is said to be based on ritual performances done since the middle ages so as to celebrate an abundant harvest of rice in advance. It is also nicknamed the ""Hanagasa Festival"" because of the local young dancers who wear brightly colored hanagasa hats, and this has been designated a national important intangible cultural asset."
Review of Moriminashihachiman ShrineTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
- Precincts Free
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.