Visit Nagato Yamaguchi Japan

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Yasaka Shrine (Gion Shrine)

Genre : Shrines & Temples

Area : Senzaki

Yasaka Shrine was often described with fondness in the poems of Misuzu Kaneko, to whom the Senzaki Area was home.

Known honorifically as "Gion-sama," this shrine holds gifts from medieval Japanese ruler Yoshitaka Ouichi, including Noh theater masks and paintings of ancient whaling traditions.
Each July, during the Gion Festival, floats carrying dancers and traditional music troops will parade through the town, giving a distinctly retro feeling that blurs the lines between past and present.


Details

Senzaki Gion Festival is held annually on July 26th.

Address
1342 Gion-cho, Senzaki, Nagato, Yamaguchi Prefecture 759-4106
Access
By train:
5 minute walk from Senzaki Station on the JR San'in Main Line

By bus:
Immediately in front of "Yasaka Jinja-mae" bus stop

By car (from within Nagato):
3 minute drive from Senzaki Station on the JR San'in Main Line

By car (from outside Nagato):
45 minutes from the Mine Interchange on the Chugoku Expressway
Parking
Available
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