Myogi Shrine

Myogi Shrine is located at the eastern foot of Mt. Hakuun, the main peak of Myogi, famous for its oddly-shaped rocks and mysterious stones, and occupies a scenic spot with old cedar trees. It is said in the inscription of the shrine that it was founded in the second year of Emperor Senka (537), and was originally called Hakoso-no-Okami, which was later renamed Myogi.

The reason for the name Myogi is thought to be that Sir Gondainagon Nagachika, who lived in this area to serve Emperor Go-Daigo, named it Meikon because of the remarkable victory of the bright and soulful mountain.

The main shrine, the worship hall, and other buildings in the precincts were built in the early to mid-Edo period, and they are magnificent with the architecture of the Edo period, and the shrine area is filled with huge old cedar trees, and the stone walls in various places, including the 10-meter high stone wall under the old palace, are as skillful as their craftsmanship, and together with the bronze torii gate and other buildings, they have been designated as cultural assets.

Myogi Shrine
6 Myōgimachi Myōgi, Tomioka, Gunma 379-0201
CAR & Parking
5 minutes from the Matsuida-Myogi IC on the Kanetsu-Joshinetsu Expressway.
Please park in the free parking lot of Michi-no-eki Myogi (Myogi Product Center).
Myogi Shrine is a short walk from here

From JR Takasaki Station, get off at Matsuida Station on the Shinetsu Line. 10 minutes by taxi
15 minutes by taxi from Isobe Station on the Shin-Etsu Line
Opening Hours
Treasure House and Imperial Palace   
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (except 12/20 - 1/10)
Worship on the grounds
Admission free 
Treasure House and Imperial Palace   
Adults, junior high school students and older: 200 yen (160 yen)   
Elementary school students: 100 yen (80 yen)
*( ) : Groups of 30 people or more price
Michi-no-eki Myogi (Myogi Product Center) Free

Recommended course

Beginner-friendly guided hiking

Hiking the highlight trail of Myogi

(about 2.5 hours)

A talk by a priest of the Nakano Shrine

(about 30 min)