|Address||2-18 Jonai-cho, Yamatokoriyama-shi, Nara 639-1011|
|Store hours||Shrine office (reception/prayer desk）: 9:00-16:00
During Oshiro-matsuri Festival: 9:00-21:00
Enshrined in Yamatokoriyama Castle’s Honmaru Ruins, Yanagisawa Shrine deifies Yanagisawa Minonokami Yoshiyasu who was the fifth shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi’s chamberlain and who was also responsible for the revival the Yanagisawa clan. After Yoshiyasu became lord of the Kawagoe Kofu Castle, his son Yoshisato was transferred to Koriyama from Kofu with 150,000 kokus (fiefs) and ruled this land for six generations spanning 140 years until the Meiji Restoration, leading this land to prosperity. In 1880, the shrine was founded to honor the lord’s achievements and pray for the prosperity and well-being of Yamatokoriyama.
(For prayer participants only)
15-minute walk from JR Koriyama Station