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Address: 1-4-13 Marunouchi, Yonezawa 992-0052 , Yamagata Prefecture
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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... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2016
Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 August 2016

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 hour or so to stroll around the peaceful grounds where the old castle once stood. Just on the other side of the old moat, is the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

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 treasures (I didn’t have time to enter museums). This is part of a large park area with shrines, statues, tablets and another museum across... More 

Thank DYA717
Taipei, Taiwan
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

When I visited there, there were no many tourists, but had a lot of snow. I enjoy the relaxing atmosphere. There is a museum close to this shrine, but I have no enough time to visit it.I would like to go this place again.

Thank MonikaGS01
Boston, Massachusetts
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015 via mobile

At the entrance of the Uesugi Jinja Shrine (Samurai Village) and the carp pool children feed the carp fish and pigions. This is a very nice place for a walk and to take photographs. The the month of February the area looks very different as it is transformed into a festival of snow and lights for just one weekend. The... More 

Thank brucekgarber
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

Typical (beautiful) japanese shrine. It was autumn of 2009 when i visited this place and the trees were orange making the atmosphere so japan (kawaii!!!). Was able to take picture with a nice family with their kids for the Shichi-go-san celebration. Good place for people who are fond of history and culture. Also got a near small shopping mart for... More 

Thank Krysta Laureen P
Tokyo, Japan
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121 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2014

this is a local shrine and as usual there is always something interesting - recommend to speak to the old guards on the grounds who can tell you about the differences

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