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.
- 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
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
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)