Yohashira-jinja Shrine

This shrine located in the Ote district of Nagano Prefecture’s Matsumoto City mainly enshrines four deities: Ame-no-Minakanushi-no-Kami, Takamimusubi-no-Kami, Kamimusubi-no-Kami, and Amaterasu Omikami. It attracts fervent believers as the deity who connects wishes and makes all requests come true and is also popular as a “power spot” (a location thought to be flowing with mystical energy). Among the locals it is affectionately called Shinto-san. The Shinto Festival is a procession that is held every year from October 1st–3rd, and is a representative festival of Matsumoto bustling with yatai food stalls, exhibitions of butai-hoei floats and an offering of fireworks.

Spot details

Nagano Pref. Matsumotoshi Ote 3-3-20 map map Map
[Opening hours for worship] Open 24 hours (Visiting the shrine is in the prayer hours)
[Awarding place (sacred talisman and amulet offering hours)] 9:00-16:30
[Prayer reception] 9:00-16:00
open everyday
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Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Itineraries about this spot


  • Peaceful Spot
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.02.15
    Yohashira is a lovely and peaceful spot and an active shrine. The grounds are small-ish but there are plantings and a few buildings. You can sit or wander. Local residents will come to make offerings...
  • Ring the bells
    3.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.26
    Actually, I stumbled upon this shrine by accident, I was walking into the crowds on Nawate Street when I heard the bell being rang. I was greeted by the grey-coloured gate, it was my first time...
  • Breathtakingly lovely shrine, especially in autumn
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.23
    All the maple leaves were changing colour when we visited, and the shrine was a technicolour riot of beauty. Its definitely one of the most Instagrammable places in Japan.

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