At the foot of Mt. Yahiko, a sacred mountain rising in the vast Echigo Plain,The flow of the Mitarashi River is clear, and the pine cedars are dense.
The Mitarashi River flows clear and the pines and cedars are dense,Yahiko Shrine sits in a forest filled with the spirit of the gods.
The Yahiko-jinja Shrine is dedicated to Amano-Kozan-no-Mikoto, the god of the Echigo-Tsumari region, who is also known as “Oyahiko-sama”.
Amanokayama no Mikoto, the founder of the Echigo region, is enshrined at the shrine,The shrine has been a place of high and noble authority from ancient times to the present.
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ahiko Shrine, located in Yahiko-mura, Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata Prefecture, is one of the most popular power spots in the prefecture.
After passing through the second torii gate and Zuijimon Gate, the hall of worship dedicated to Amakayama no Mikoto, the deity of the shrine, finally appears.
It is also designated as a National Important Cultural Property. Combined with the energy of Mt. Yahiko, the deity towering in the background, this is the spot where one can feel the strongest sense of power.
Yahiko Shrine, known since ancient times as “Oyahiko-sama,” is an ancient shrine with a regal atmosphere.
There are many things to see in the precincts of the temple, including a “fireball stone” that you can lift up with your wish in mind and a red bridge called “Tama no Hashi” that only the gods can cross!
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Ropeway to the marriage spot at the top of the mountain!
This spectacular view from the train window! You will arrive at the summit station in about 5 minutes, enjoying the panoramic view of the Echigo Plain.
You can also enjoy Japanese sweets served while viewing the torii gate of Yahiko Shrine.
You can enjoy Japanese culture to the fullest.
It is also famous for the illumination of the autumn leaves reflected on the surface of the water.
- The red bridge “Jade Bridge” that only Gods can cross
- ”Heavy and light stones”
|best time to see||Late October – early November|
|address (e.g. of house)||2887-2 Yahiko, Yahiko-mura, Nishikanbara-gun, Niigata Prefecture||organizing|