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Yohashira Shrine, Matsumoto

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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.
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  • 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
    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... 
    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 »
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  • Very popular. A lot of tourists. But one of the very beautiful shrines of Matsumoto
  • A shrine complex with a mix of new and old buildings. Plenty of pathways through makes for easy access. Hordes of pigeons.

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