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Yahiko Shrine

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Address: 2898 Yahiko, Nishikanbara-gun, Yahiko-mura 959-0323, Niigata Prefecture
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+81 256-94-2001

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Traditional old shrine 古く立派な神社

Very old shrine enshring the grandchild of Amaterasu-oomikami the goddess to guard the emperor family Sacred atmosphere surrounded by beautiful nature 古い神様を祀る綺麗な神社... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
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Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Very old shrine enshring the grandchild of Amaterasu-oomikami the goddess to guard the emperor family Sacred atmosphere surrounded by beautiful nature 古い神様を祀る綺麗な神社 信仰がまだ生きており、伝統を感じられます 朝早起きすれば神事も見せていただけるそうです(一月と二月前半はお休み) 兎の伝説にちなんだお菓子がたくさん

Thank Hedgehog0822
Navi Mumbai, India
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131 reviews
70 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2016

One of the most nice shrine in an beautific location built in the 8 th century makes this shrine a unique place to visit. In the midst of the forest & the garden located in the ancient town is this shirne. This location has positive vibrations & best suited for the mediatation & the prayers. This is must visit location... More 

Thank Sanjay D
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 April 2016

This shrine located in the mid of the forest and garden. The shrine and the area surrounding it is very clean. Japanese who come to pay the respect to the shrine is calm and quite. This make their pray more sacred. The shrine located in Yahiko Village which is old ancient village in this area for a very long time.... More 

Thank Vanvisut V
Plantation, Florida
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422 reviews
190 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

This shrine was one of the nicest I seen on my touring around the area. It was very nice even though the weather was not the best. If you are in the area I would suggest visiting Yahiko Shrine.

1 Thank SLynnS01
Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

The trip from the city of Niigata via train took about 90mins and was very scenic. Once you get off the train in the village of Yahiko you are immediately given the impression of a scene out of Studio Ghibli. Once you are at the gate of the shrine you take a beautiful forest path that leads you to the... More 

Thank AnnaHiggins
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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914 reviews
405 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I visited this shrine with my family for praying to Yahiko's' god. My family live not so far from this place and we have visited there many times when I was a child. It was 15 years to the day since my last visit. At this visit, I realised that our hometown has such great place. This shrine is located... More 

1 Thank mat_mak
Niigata, Japan
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Very calm and quiet. Nice to see the historical Shrine. And also you can take a ropeway to go to the top of Yahiko mountain,very scenic view of Nihonkai and wide rice field.

2 Thank itsmeyayoi
Nashua, New Hampshire
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14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2013

I attended the fall festival and was completely blown away. The flowers in all their variety and colors were beautiful. The back drop of this incredible shrine was perfect. There was drumming, dancing and incredible food. The shrine has many walk ways and things to see. I highly recommend attending if possible.

1 Thank Eggroll A
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Yahiko Shrine is no doubt one of the most beautiful places in the world, the little walk up to the shrine is just so peaceful... you are wrapped in nature, till you get to the top and face the Shrine..... it is absolutely mesmerising and breath taking, with the beautiful mountains that empower the image from behind...... I have been... More 

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