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Yahiko Shinto Shrine Walking Tour

3 hours
up to 5 people
English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

You will see the precinct of Japanese Royal Family related Yahiko shrine and main hall. Take the ropeway and Panorama Tower ride. Also walk around the hot spring town, soak your feet in the hot spring and relax, enjoy the local delicacies.


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  • Yahiko shrine precinct and the main hall
  • Yahiko ropeway and panorama tower ride
  • Yahiko hot spring town walking

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What to Expect

In the very serene atmosphere, Yahiko Shrine is without a doubt, the most sacred shrine in Niigata. In its precinct, you will see the sumo rink, the Japanese archery arrow shooting range, the Shinto music and dancing stage and other ritual-related facilities. If you are lucky, you can see their performances on festive occasions. Not only visiting the shrine, but also you can enjoy the ropeway and Panorama Tower ride, footbath in the hot spring, eat local delicacies and see the natural beauty in each season. Yahiko shrine is located in Sado-Yahiko-Yoneyama Quasi National Park. Especially cherry blossoms in spring and maple leaves in fall are something you shouldn’t miss. The shrine area is very photogenic even in rain or snow.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 11:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point JR Yahiko Station or your hotel in Yahiko
Ending Point JR Yahiko Station or your hotel in Yahiko

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee

What‘s not included

lunch for you and your guide
Yahiko ropeway return fare ¥1500
return fare of Climbing Car and Panorama Tower fare¥960


The ropeway and Panorama Tower may be out of operation due to bad weather conditions.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
5.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Phillip Phillip Hong Kong ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ A Meeting with Geigi in Niigata ”

I have been hoping to interact with the Geigi of Japan, and Niigata is a good place to start. For this purpose, I have made the reservation of the restaurant, very helpfully, Yoshiko san has helped me confirm with the restaurant. On the day of the appointment, she waited for me on the station platform and made sure I don't get lost. She waited for me to let me complete some of my work, led me to a local liquor store for some good sake. and brought me to the restaurant. Over in the time, she frequently explained to me some local excursions and historical facts. When we got to the restaurant, she also helped in explaining the situation, translating the interactions, and most of all, immersed and enjoyed herself in the experience. She often brought in some insights and historical facts to ... read more


Thank you, Phillip, for your compliment to me. It was such an experience to talk with geigis and see their dances right before us. I was so much amazed by your knowledge on Japan. It was the very first time to see a person with profound understanding of our history and culture as old as Jomon period or Japanese prehistory. I learned a lot from you and geigis. I know those beautiful Furumachi geigis had a wonderful time with you too. Please have enough rest after that bullet tour. You must have learned a lot in that short period of traveling Japan. Please have more time in Niigata next. I would love to show you around more then. Thank you again for coming all the way to Niigata.

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