Japan, Niigata Guide (B): Yahiko Village Power Spots
There are lots of special places that have the characteristics to become spiritual power spots. Usually a shrine or sacred spot, but I heard on my trip around Niigata about Yahiko village. A whole power spot town in this corner of Japan.
To be considered one of the most sacred Shinto shrines in Japan, legend says that one of the most ancient gods decided to establish here. The grandson of Amaterasu, Ame no Kagoyama no Mikoto, and helped to improve and rise the Echigo province, taught fishing and agriculture. to their residents Yahiko is known for their sake quality, the rice and agriculture.
Located at the Eastern side of Mount Yahiko, this small village of central Niigata prefecture developed around the grounds of Yahiko shrine. Originally built more than 1300 years ago, the renovated shrine structures date from beginnings of the 20th century. The grounds of the shrine are surrounded by 400 and 500 year old cedar trees, creating an atmosphere unique in the area. The cedar avenue to the shrine fills your lungs with pure air and ancient nature. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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