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Yaegaki Shrine

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Yaegaki Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan located in Shimane. It is known as the best matchmaking shrine. It enshrines the Susanoh and Inada Princess that appears in Japanese Myth. Legend said they are the first married couple in Japanese Myth. This shrine is located in where the first wedding happens.

Visitor's Info.
There are parking and restroom.

Access
0. at Matsue Station.
1. use a local bus to Yaegakijinja.


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Yaegaki Shrine
Yaegaki Shrine is one of the oldest shrine located in Matsue, Shimane Prefecture. This shrine appears in Japanese Myth, Kojiki. Legend said, when Susano no Mikoto, the brother of Amaterasu, defeats Yamata no Orochi, the 8 head dragon, he hides the princess Inada at the grove located at the behind of this shrine. Yaegaki means 8 layers of moats. He built those moats to protect the princess Inada.

After he defeated Yamata no Orochi, Susano no Mikoto married the princess Inada. Since then, this shine had been known as the best matchmaking shrine. Their marriage is the first married couple in Japan.

-Kagami Pond-
Famous fortune-telling.
Legend said, when the princess stayed at this place, she used this water of the pond for her living and also used it as the mirror.
Today, it is very famous for fortune telling pond. You place the special paper that you can buy at the office and place on the water with a coin. If the paper sank within 15 minutes, your partner will appear soon. If the paper sank nearby you, your partner will be around your place.