Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine in Takayama (櫻山八幡宮)

We went to Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine on foot after seeing Takayama Jinya in stnow storm. Ordinary there’re so many visitors on this street. But as you see, no one was there except us.

Promnade , Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)
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Where?

Sakurayama Hachimangu is far from the center of the town. But it’s walking distance.

Overwhelming view

Gate in the heavy snow. Solemn…

Red torii , Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Miko (shrine maiden) shoveled the snow. It seemed that they had to continue shoveling…. Snow kept falling heavily.

Snow Hachimangu, Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Komainu looks cold. He couldn’t see anything.

Komainu, Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

As its name “Sakurayama” (hill of cherry blossoms), it is very popular as viewing cherry blossoms spot in Spring.
So, now might be the best time for cherry blossoms there.

Takayama festival is held in October 9-10 in each year and one of the important intangible folk culture asset in Japan. I heard that every participants are excited.

Whats, Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Main whorship hall. Snow fell from trees …

Main worship hall , Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)
Worship hall's name plate , Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Sho-Kannon (principal god) is there.

Sho-kannon there , Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

Kokubunji temple is worth visits

After we got out of Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, we went toward Kokubun-ji temple near the shrine. The scene was great, too.
Three-story pagoda

Three-storied tower , Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)
Snow view , Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine, Takayama (Hokuriku&Tokai 2016)

About the spot

Name in English / Sakurayama Hachimangu shrine
Name in Japanese / 櫻山八幡宮
Address / 178 Sakuramachi, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Admission fee / free
URL / Website

 

Comment

  1. renxkyoko says:

    I like this scenery so much more than modern tall buildings.

    • Ryoko says:

      I agree 🙂 I want to stay longer next time and spend time like hometown.(of course during warm season…)

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