Yahiko Shrine


Oyahikosama is one of the popular "power spots" in the Niigata prefecture.

Cherished by many, over 200,000 people visit every year during the New Year holiday. The shrine is said to have more than 2400 years of history. Access to the shrine also convenient -- within walking distance from JR Yahiko Station and by car via Tsubame-Sanjo IC (Hokuriku Expressway). There is free parking area nearby. The shrine is in a sacred atmosphere, surrounded by the forest. It is also known for its fall foliage. You can enjoy the beautiful nature throughout the year. It is an extremely popular area, so we recommend you come early in the morning if you would like to feel the divine atmosphere. There is also a shrine at the summit of Mt. Yahiko which is also worth a visit. You can get to the summit via the Yahikoyama Ropeway. There is a free shuttle bus from the shrine to Yahiko Station. If you go by car, you can get there via the Yahikoyama Sky Line.

General Information

Directions●15 minutes on foot from Yahiko Station (JR Yahiko Line)
●25 minutes by car from Sanjo-Tsubame IC (Hokuriku Expressway)
Car Park●Regular cars : 2000
●Large cars:20
Opening TimesYear round
Notes【Hatsumoude, the first visit of the year】
Average number of visitors:240,000
※Traffic restriction is carried out from December 31. For details, please visit the official website of the Yahiko Tourism Association.


NameYahiko Shrine
Telephone Number0256-94-2001
Fax Number0256-94-4552