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Yahiko Shrine

2898 Yahiko, Yahiko-mura, Nishikanbara-gun 959-0323, Niigata Prefecture
+81 256-94-2001
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Nice but I doubt if we should aim for this place

As I had time to spend before staying overnight in Niigata to go to Sado on the next day, I chose... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Kawasaki, Japan
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... read more

Reviewed 9 January 2017
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2898 Yahiko, Yahiko-mura, Nishikanbara-gun 959-0323, Niigata Prefecture
+81 256-94-2001
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

As I had time to spend before staying overnight in Niigata to go to Sado on the next day, I chose this place. Off at Tsubame Sanjo( Shinkansen), I was prepared to wait for one hour but luckily(I thought then) I found an earlier train...More

Thank Keizo
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
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...More

Thank Sanjay D
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...More

Thank Vanvisut V
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
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...More

Thank AnnaHiggins
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...More

1  Thank mat_mak
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
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...More

1  Thank Eggroll A
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...More

2  Thank NakissaLondon
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