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Yahiko Shrine

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Recommended by inn-keeper. Taxi driver from Niigata city took us here.Beautiful.Serene.Not tourist... read more

Reviewed January 16, 2019
Renee M
Pearl City, United States
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The shrine is in the park and it’s well worth a visit. It’s very beautiful and the history just... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
Bulli, Australia
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2887-2 Yahiko, Yahiko-mura, Nishikanbara-gun 959-0323, Niigata Prefecture
+81 256-94-2001
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Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

Recommended by inn-keeper. Taxi driver from Niigata city took us here.Beautiful.Serene.Not tourist trap.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Renee M
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Travel from Tokyo to Yahiko Shrine on 29 Oct, drizzling & quiet town. About 15min walk from Yahiko station, passed by tourist center & some shops, from far saw a red tall torii gate standing in greenery, entrance to Yahiko Shrine. Knowing chrysanthemum festival starts...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed April 29, 2018 via mobile

The shrine is in the park and it’s well worth a visit. It’s very beautiful and the history just amazing.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank peterdeane47
Reviewed December 13, 2017 via mobile

When you go there, a car is better. If u don't have, get a lent a car because train have once a hour. It might be no train at 14 o'clock. you can meet God's and get a power! This is one of Japanese Shinto...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Sachie M
Reviewed November 28, 2017

If you'd like to feel sacred, you don't have to visit Ise Shrine. Go straight to Yahiko. Stay calm, and just feel the atmosphere.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank TetsuyaK126
Reviewed May 24, 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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Keizo
Reviewed January 8, 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

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank 538yukok
Reviewed July 17, 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

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Sanjay D
Reviewed April 27, 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

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Vanvisut V
Reviewed February 29, 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.

Date of experience: February 2016
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