Akagami Shrine Goshado Hall (Oga City, Akita Prefecture)

Follow in the footsteps of the many legends and myths that live on...

The five shrine halls (Goshado) of Akagami Shrine built in the Edo period stand side by side. The shrine is located at the top of 999 stone steps, which according to legend were built in a single night by an ogre. Because of this legend, Akagami Shrine is well-known as a place associated with the Namahage folklore ogres of Oga. Within the grounds of the shrine, there is a mirror-like well where shrine visitors used to see their reflection to predict the year ahead. It is said that the mountain path leading up to Mount Shinzan via these stone steps was an object of worship for the practices of Yamabushi monks. It is now a popular trekking course known as "Oyamakake."

General Information

・By car:
From Funagawa to Toga and Nyudozaki in Minamiiso, go past Monzen Fishing Port and follow the slope for about 2 minutes. There is a parking lot on the right side of the hairpin curve.
It takes about 25 minutes from the parking lot to Gosha-do by climbing the stone steps that go up and down.
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A free parking lot is available
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