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Uesugi-Jinja Shrine

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Uesugi-Jinja Shrine was built on the site of Yonezawa Castle’s keep in 1876 to enshrine the deities of Uesigi Kenshin and Uesugi Yozan, feudal lords (daimyo) during the Warring States period. Most of the buildings were destroyed by fire in the Yonezawa Fire in 1919, but thanks to assistance from the government, labor volunteered by Yonezawa City citizens, and other efforts, the present shrine was completed in 1923. Within the grounds lies Keishoden, Uesugi-Jinja Shrine’s “treasure house.”

More Information about Uesugi-Jinja Shrine

Street address

1-4-13 Marunouchi, Yonezawa City, Yamagata


  • Approximately five minutes by taxi from JR Yonezawa Station’s west exit

Opening Hours

Open: 6:00 a.m. (April to November)   7:00 a.m. (Decemeber to March)Close: 5:00 p.m.(Keishoden is open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)                      


Open year round(Keishoden is closed over winter, from December 1 to late March the following year)



Best season

All year


Approximately 11 minutes on the clockwise Yoneza-Ado city loop bus from JR Yonezawa Station’s west exit (get off at the Uesugi Jinja-mae stop)

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