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Yaegaki Jinja is a shrine of marriage that enshrines “Susano Onomikoto” and his wife “Inata Hime no Mikoto” who appear in Japanese mythology. It is said Susano Onomikoto started to live here with Inata Hime no Mikoto after defeating “Yamatano Orochi,” the wicked dragon. In the forest of the shrine, is the mirror pond that is said have reflected Inata Hime no Mikoto. Put a coin on the fortune telling paper and see how fast the paper sinks. This describes how long it will take until you find a partner. You will have a mysterious experience if you visit this historical shrine that introduces you to the world of ancient myth.
- 227 Sakusa-cho, Matsue-shi, Shimane
- Contact No.
- 20-min bus ride on Municipal Bus for Yaegaki-jinja direction from Matsue Station on JR. Followed by a minute walk from Yaegaki-jinja Bus Stop
- Opening Hours / Holidays
- The museum and the office of the shrine 8:30‐17:30 (9:00‐17:00 From December to February)
Open all year round
- Official Website
- Time Required
- 30 minutes
- Admission fee
- Admission Free *Admission fee for the museum 200 yen
※ Some information is displayed in Japanese and machine-translated English, which may not be accurate.
For the latest information, please check the official website for each spot.
“The mirror pond” succeeded since the age of myth
The forest behind the shrine and “The mirror pond” is one of the spots where you should visit. It is said this pond was used as a mirror by Inata Hime no Mikoto’s when putting on make up. It’s your chance to see your face in this mysterious pond.
“Love fortune telling” popular among young women
“Love fortune telling” (100 yen), where you put a coin on the fortune telling paper and which will predict how fast you will find a partner by how fast it sinks is popular among young women. If it sinks fast, it means you will have a good partner soon, but if the paper doesn’t sink in 15 minutes, it will take some time. Try it if you like to know about your marriage.
“Itae Chakushoku Shinzo,” the oldest shrine wall painting in Japan
You can’t miss Itae Chakushoku Shinzo, the wall painting dedicated in the treasure storage. This work was created 1,000 years ago, and is the oldest shrine wall painting in Japan. Some parts of the painting are damaged; however, it is worth seeing because the painting is very precious work.