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Uesugi-jinja Shrine (上杉神社)

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
[Keishoden] 9:00-15:45

Review of Uesugi Jinja Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/08/03 Perfect place to learn virtue of Japanese ancient governor
I visited this shrine on my way to our hotel to stay in Kaminoyama. Not being totally expected, I was pretty much surprised to see their beautiful garden, well-maintained shrine, exhibition center...
Reviewed:2016/08/12 Old Japan in the Middle of an Urban Wasteland
With the exception of the beautiful mountain scenery surrounding the city, Yonezawa really does not have much about which to boast. The Uesugi Jinja Shrine is the major
exception. It is well worth an...
Reviewed:2016/06/28 Nice peaceful setting
This shrine dedicated to Kenshin Uesugi is built on the spot of the former castle. A nice statue of Uesugi Kenshin the founder of that powerful samurai dynasty. A nice shrine and a museum of family...

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Details

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
[Keishoden] 9:00-15:45
Closed
open everyday
[Keishoden] Dec.--Mar.late (1/1-1/3, Feb.2ndSaturday/Sunday is open)
Fees
[Keishoden Admission fee to worship] 400yen
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Yes (not for Keishoden)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.