This shrine is quite far from touristic area, but is worth visiting if you occasionally drop by. It is a classic Shinto shrine, dated by 9th century. As stated in Wiki, shine's large iron bell is one of the last original Japanese bells (others were melted to get the iron during World War II).
Other famous thing about this shrine is the Three Rabbits! On the back side of the shrine you can see wooden patterns, and the rabbits are hidden somewhere among them. There is a belief that if you find all three of those rabbits, you will get luck in your life. We managed to find two rabbits, but where was the third one? Will try next time...
The closest station to the shrine is Miyauchi (Yamagata Hana Nagai line). You can transfer to this local line from Yamagata Shinkansen at Akayu station. Yamagata Shinkansen is departing from Tokyo station every hour and is available for JR Pass.
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