Gassan Shrine, Shonai-machi

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Gassan Shrine (月山神社, Gassan jinja) is a Shinto shrine on Mount Gassan in Yamagata Prefecture, Japan. It was formerly a national shrine of the first rank (国幣大社, kokuhei taisha) in the Modern system of ranked Shinto Shrines. The main kami enshrined here is Tsukuyomi-no-Mikoto. It was established in 593.

The shrine's main festival is held annually on August 14.

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  • It is amazing to see this place on top of the mountain. How could they carried all these stuff here? Still active. You cannot take photo or videos here but can observe prayers. Move forward you will find some other facilities that you can take a break.
  • Visited this shrine during last summer. It's a small shrine and you have to pay some money to enter, but in exchange you'll be purified by Shinto ritual. The scenery from here is beautiful lush green.
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