Hachiman Wakamiya Shrine

A Shinto shrine in the Minato area, for watching the departure and arrival of vessels

Called "Wakamiya-san", Hachiman Wakamiya Shrine is familiar to locals in the Ryotsu Minato area. Every year on the 5th of May, Minato Matsuri, the most important annual festival at the shrine, takes place. Along Wakamiya Street, fisherman's good-haul banners (used to indicate a good catch) are hoisted and flutter, and a mikoshi (portable shrine) is carried, bounced and shaken through the street in a wild procession. It is a distinctly heated, port-town festival. Within the grounds of the shrine, along with the Main Hall, there is a hall enshrining Tenmanten Shrine, Izumo Taisha Grand Shrine and Otokai Shrine together, and a monument built in memory of the Kita brothers, Ikki and Reikichi.

  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
Address
213-3 Ryotsu Minato, Sado, Niigata 952-0014
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 3 by car
Nearest bus stop
Sado-shi Ryoutsu Shisho(Honsen (Main Line)) Approx. 1 minutes on foot from bus stop
Parking
Not Available