Yahiko Shrine, Yahiko-mura

4.4
#1 of 134 in Historic Sites in Niigata Prefecture
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Take a moment of peaceful reflection at Yahiko Shrine, a picturesque place of worship nestled in the surrounding verdant mountains. Clean and well-kept, the original shrine dated from the 8th century, but was destroyed in a fire and rebuilt in 1916. Once inside, you'll have the opportunity to observe decorative carvings and historical artifacts on display, including swords and calligraphy. To visit Yahiko Shrine on your holiday in Yahiko-mura, and find out what else Yahiko-mura has to offer, use our Yahiko-mura.
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  • The local train service from Niigata (change at Yoshida) takes about an hour. Check the times of return trains before visiting the shrine and cable car, because there can be a gap in services of up...  more »
  • Recommended by inn-keeper. Taxi driver from Niigata city took us here.Beautiful.Serene.Not tourist trap.  more »
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  • A great shrine to visit for free! (except the praying donation if you want to do that). Its big and impressive. The maiden wear a very clean and beautiful white & red outfit. People come and go constantly no matter the weather, its amazing. Saw a businessman brave a heavy downpour without umbrella, carrying only his business bag, to come pray before going on with his day
  • Not as busy as other shrines, which is not surprising as it is actually quite a distance from the major train stations. Not very much to look at, but beautiful and serene.
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