Yahiko-jinja Shrine

Yahiko-jinja Shrine, situated at the foot of Mt. Yahiko in Yahiko Village, Nishikanbara County, Nigata Prefecture, is a shrine of the old Echigo Province and even appears in the Manyoshu (collection of Japanese poetry). The enshrined deity, Ame-no-Kaguyama-no-Mikoto, has long been widely worshipped as the god of culture and development in Echigo Province. The impressive shrine building, erected in front of the backdrop of cedar and zelkova forests and Mt. Yahiko, was rebuilt in 1916. The Shida-no-otachi long sword, designated a national important cultural property, and other weapons connected with Minamoto No Yoshiie, Minamoto no Yoshitsune, and Uesugi Kenshin, are on display in the shrine’s treasure hall.

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Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 2887-2
open everyday
[Treasure Hall Admission fee]Adults300yen, University/High school students200yen, Elementary/Junior high school students100yen
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Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Infrequent train service
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.06.26
    The local train service from Niigata(change at Yoshida) takes about anhour. Check the times of return trainsbefore visiting the shrine and cable car,because there can be a gap in servicesof up...
  • Special place
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.01.17
    Recommended by inn-keeper. Taxi driver from Niigata city took us here.Beautiful.Serene.Not tourist trap.
  • Chrysanthemum Festival
    3.0 Reviewed:2018.11.09
    Travel from Tokyo to Yahiko Shrine on 29 Oct, drizzling & quiet town. About 15min walk from Yahiko station, passed by tourist center & some shops, from far saw a red tall torii gate standing in...

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