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Uesugi-jinja Shrine上杉神社

Shrine

A Shinto shrine located in Marunouchi, Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture. The shrine is dedicated to Uesugi Kenshin, a famous commander during the Warring States period and ancestor of the future lord of Yonezawa Domain. The shrine was built on the site of Yonezawa Castle in 1876 and designated an Imperial Shrine of Special Status in 1902. The shrine was destroyed in the Great Yonezawa Fire in 1919; the current buildings were reconstructed in 1923, and visitors can view the beautiful Japanese architecture of the shrine’s main shrine and front shrine. Treasures passed down in the Uesugi clan are kept in the shrine’s Keishoden hall, and many tourists come to view them year round.

place

Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-4-13 (Yonezawa / OkitamaArea)

phone 0238223189
place

6:00-17:00
[Winter season] 7:00-17:00
[Shoshoden] 9:00-15:45

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Address
Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Marunouchi 1-4-13 [ map ]
Area
Yonezawa / OkitamaArea
Phone
0238223189
Hours
6:00-17:00
[Winter season] 7:00-17:00
[Shoshoden] 9:00-15:45
Closed
open everyday ¥ [Shoshoden] Dec.-Mar.late (1/1-1/3, Feb.2ndSaturday/Sunday open)
Fees
Free admission (Admission fee 400yen for Shoshoden)
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available

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          Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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