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Yahiko-jinja Shrine彌彦神社

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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place Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 2887-2
phone 0256942001

Review of Yahiko Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/11/09 Chrysanthemum Festival
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...
Reviewed:2018/04/30 Take the time to visit
The shrine is in the park and it’s well worth a visit. It’s very beautiful and the history just amazing.
Reviewed:2017/12/14 Plain & sea
When you go there, a car is better. If u don't have, get a lent a car because train have once a hour. It might be no train at 14 o'clock. you can meet God's and get a power! This is one of Japanese...

Details

Address

Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 2887-2 [map]

Phone

0256942001

Hours
Grounds Freedom
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
[entrance to the treasure house] 300 yards
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available

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Access

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    There is no Parking nearby.
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Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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