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Yohashira Shrine

3-3-20 Ote, 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-1936
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Big Shrine in Matsumoto

It only took us around 10-15 minutes on foot from Matsumoto station to here. It was the first day... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2017
Stumbled upon it

Walking from the castle to Frog street without knowing this shrine was there, I stumbled upon it... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2017
Inés Y
Nagano Prefecture, Japan
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  • Average38%
  • Poor1%
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3-3-20 Ote, 390-0874, Nagano Prefecture
+81 263-32-1936
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

It only took us around 10-15 minutes on foot from Matsumoto station to here. It was the first day of our trip, and when we came to this shrine, we realized we had come to Japan because of its atmosphere and unique culture. It was...More

Thank berndidi0508
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Walking from the castle to Frog street without knowing this shrine was there, I stumbled upon it and got to discover some Japanese religion. There was even a newly wed couple having their pictures taken in traditional clothing. Interesting to see but not much to...More

Thank Inés Y
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

Chanced upon this shrine while walking along nawate street and towards the castle. Nice little spot for photos and the bonus was the wedding held today

Thank bcheong
Reviewed 4 April 2017

This shrine is closer to the castle, but... it is not so "special". Fukashi is "better". OK, so if you have time -- visit both... If you do not, go to Fukashi and then pass by this one... give it a glance and... move on...

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

A very quiet and beautiful place in the heart of the city. When we visited there was some sort of ceremony taking place so we stayed back. I believe it was a wedding because a photographer was set up in front of the shrine. It...More

Thank Rodney H
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Noticed this shrine is because it's just right beside Nawate Street, and we saw many locals will just drop by & pray. We reliased it is a good spot watching locals do their prayers. A very quiet zen place.

Thank Jessie W
Reviewed 1 March 2017

It was a lovely Japanese Shrine, I came across after the walk of Nawate Shopping District. Since it was a new year period, there were some games shops, food stores and Japanese praying items selling outside the shrines. There were many people queueing to go...More

Thank Mooliday
Reviewed 22 January 2017

This Shrine and area are just a short 7/8 minute walk from castle and worth wandering by on your way to or from. Nothing outstanding by Japanese Shrine standards, but like all of Matsumoto has a very authentic feel to it.

Thank Matthew H
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I came across this shrine as I was walking to the castle after having gone too far to the East and it was a nice surprise after the busy, modern city life. The shrine is set back off a pathway and its so peaceful especially...More

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

When you go to Yohashira shrine then only you can understand what I want to say ... when you enter in this area ...you can feel some energy.. some positive feelings...& freshness of life .. so if you are in Matsumoto.. don't lose the chance...More

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