Best known as the host of the famous Takayama Spring Festival, also known as the Sanno Matsuri, the shrine is a peaceful spot surrounded by tall trees.
The seemingly modest shrine contains the floats used in the annual festival, including the karakuri – large marionette-like figures who move in a hauntingly life-like fashion. The temple’s full name is the Hida-sannogu Hie-Jinja, and is dedicated to family safety.
156 Shiroyama, Takayama-shi, Gifu-ken
- 1.2 km from Takayama Station Takayama Main Line (CG25)