The impressive wooden architecture of Yohashira Shrine provides shelter to numerous worshippers and tourists on the way to Matsumoto Castle. This small, well-kept Shinto shrine, surrounded by the main shopping area in town, offers access via a picturesque stone bridge and features numerous strange stone sculptures, such as sword-wielding warrior frog deities and guardian lions keeping watch over the area. You can see flute-playing worshippers or buy colorful souvenirs and charms. For Yohashira Shrine and beyond, use our Matsumoto day trip site to get the most from your Matsumoto vacation.
Yohashira Shrine reviews
Yohashira is a lovely and peaceful spot and an active shrine. The grounds are small-ish but there are plantings and a few buildings. You can sit or wander. Local residents will come to make offerings.... more »
Actually, I stumbled upon this shrine by accident, I was walking into the crowds on Nawate Street when I heard the bell being rang. I was greeted by the grey-coloured gate, it was my first time... more »
Beautiful and peace. Even it is the night view, the place is still magnificent. There is no danger. We can walk around at night. Love this place.
A very nice shrine in the city and certainly worth a visit.
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