Minakami Hachiman Shrine

Minakami Hachiman jinja

水上八幡神社

Description:

This shrine was built in the first half of the 10th century under the name of Minakami-gû 水上宮 (a generic name for shrines worshipping the dragon god of Water Mikumari no kami 水分神) but got rehabilitated into a Hachiman Shrine during the 11th century. It got its final name in the 13th century after it got renovated to worship the gods of agriculture and the military.

Its moss-covered stone path and its thatch-roofed shrine (National Important Cultural Property) give this place a timeless atmosphere.

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Practical Information:

Area: Yutagawa


Distance from the station: 25 min.


Distance from Yutagawa Onsen: 15 min. (by bicycle)


Type: Spiritual


Bear encounters possible. We advise you to bring a bear bell.

Around there:

Mizusawa's Kumano shrine

The shrine was first built during the 10th century. Behind the shrine, the giant cedar tree, which age has been estimated over 1000 years old, has been registered in the National Natural Monuments lists in 1927.

Yuzusame Shrine

Though it was first built in 650, the current building is a reconstruction from the late 18th century.

Hiking trails:

Mt. Kinbo's Pilgrimage

Mt. Kinbo's Pilgrimage

Dewa Sanzan is not the only sacred place of Shugendo in Tsuruoka. Discover another sacred Yamabushi place around Yutagawa Onsen.

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