Yoshimizu Shrine, Yoshino-cho

Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Yoshimizu Shrine (吉水神社, Yoshimizu-jinja) is a Shinto shrine located on Mount Yoshino in Yoshino district, Nara, Japan. It is dedicated to Emperor Go-Daigo, and the samurai Kusunoki Masashige.

In 2004, it was designated as part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the name Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range. In 2014 the temple was embroiled in a scandal when it was discovered that head priest Satō Kazuhiko's private blog contained extreme hate speech towards Chinese and Koreans, in addition to him being the head of a local right-wing extremist group.
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  • This shrine was where Emperor Go-Daigo stayed during his fight with North Court in 14th Century. It also has two screen panels used by Toyotomi Hideyoshi in display. Besides the significant...  more »
  • This is a must visit not for the shrine itself but for the top view of the cherry blossom colours in the mountain during bloom season. Entrance is free if you just wanna take a pic. The viewpoint is.....  more »
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  • We went to see a room where Yoshitsune Minamoto stayed. Noted on wonder-tips.
  • 一目千本の名所, 桜が満開🌸本当にびっくりです。人生絶對1回行くの場所です🏃‍♂️ I would highly recommend all foreigners if you love Sakura. No hesitation on this

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