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Uesugi Jinja Shrine

1-4-13 Marunouchi, Yonezawa 992-0052, Yamagata Prefecture
+81 23-694-9351
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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... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2016
speninosmith
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Seattle, Washington
Nice peaceful setting

This shrine dedicated to Kenshin Uesugi is built on the spot of the former castle. A nice statue... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2016
DYA717
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Honolulu
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Aug 12, 2016
“Old Japan in the Middle of an Urban Wasteland”
Jun 27, 2016
“Nice peaceful setting”
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1-4-13 Marunouchi, Yonezawa 992-0052, Yamagata Prefecture
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+81 23-694-9351
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Reviewed August 12, 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...More

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Reviewed June 27, 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...More

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Reviewed March 19, 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.

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Reviewed March 27, 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...More

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Reviewed October 7, 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...More

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Reviewed July 26, 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

2  Thank johntaro
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