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.
Sakurayama Hachimangu is far from the center of the town. But it’s walking distance.
Gate in the heavy snow. Solemn…
Miko (shrine maiden) shoveled the snow. It seemed that they had to continue shoveling…. Snow kept falling heavily.
Komainu looks cold. He couldn’t see anything.
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.
Main whorship hall. Snow fell from trees …
Sho-Kannon (principal god) is there.
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.
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