Yaegaki Shrine

Basic data

Facility summary and accessibility conditions

It's a shrine famous for matchmaking, with the Izumo myth related Susanoono Mikoto and Inatahime, believed to be a married couple of spirits.
The wall painting kept in the storage room is an important cultural property, and it's believed to be the oldest shrine painting in Japan.
There's a pond called Kagamino Ike, used to read fortunes such as timing and direction of good match.
It's among the popular spots, visited by many tourists.
It's 5 minutes on foot from the shrine, but you need to get off the wheelchair to reach the water of the pond and put in your fortune-telling paper.

Address 227 Sakusa-chō, Matsue, Shimane
Telephone 0852-21-1148
Fax 0852-22-9156
URL http://www.shinbutsu.jp/45.html
Reception hours 9:00~17:00 (Shrine office)
Regular holidays

Open throughout the year

Transportation, closest station, bus stop

From Matsue Station by City Bus (To Yaegaki Shrine / Bus Stop 4) about 20 minutes, get off at Yaegaki Jinja (Necessary to check the schedule of low floor buses in advance) Matsue City Traffic Office: 0852-60-1111

Bumps at the entrance


Entrance width
Accessible bathroom
Bathroom entrance width 95cm(37.4in)
Accessible parking space


Wheelchair loaning


Multilingual information Not available
Display items with multilingual explanation Not available
Multilingual pamphlets Partially available
Staff fluent in foreign languages

Not available

Wifi connection No
Audio (English) guidance


Accesible data

Photo Comment
In front of the main entrance No bumps from the main entrance to the main shrine
In front of the main shrine In front of the main shrine.
There are 11cm(4.3in) and 21cm(8.2in) stair-like bumps
Temizuya Temizuya
In front of the shrine office In front of the shrine office.
There are stairs of 5cm(2in) – 3cm(1.1in).
To the Kagamino Ike pond Graveled path to the Kagamino Ike pond
In front of an accessible bathroom In front of an accessible bathroom.
Graveled slope in front
Inside the accessible bathroom View of the accessible bathroom

Inspector’s comments

Wheelchair user (powered) / Male
Because it’s a shrine, the main shrine has stairs.
So it was impossible to go up in a wheelchair.
Midway to the bathroom, there’s a graveled slope and the asphalt is not complete.
Therefore it is difficult to move in a wheelchair.

If there’s support, it’s possible to use it, even in a manual wheelchair.
The bathroom is spacious and latest model.
The midway slope and the gravel are the regretful things.

A visually impaired person (complete blind) / Female
There are almost no bumps around the torii at the entrance, and it’s easy to get in.
From the grounds to the Kagamino Ike pond, the parking space, or the external bathroom, there are stone stairs.
Therefore, visually impaired people and people with mobility problems should be careful.

The way to the Kagamino Ike pond is graveled, and some tree roots are protruded, which makes is difficult to move around.