In this place, there was the Akagamisan-nissyakuji-yozenin Temple that was founded in 860 by the Buddhist priest Jikaku Daishi Ennin. After that it has converted from temple to shrine in 1870.
Akagami Shrine was founded in 860 by the Buddhist priest Jikaku Daishi Ennin, according to temple lore. Before it became a shrine in 1870, it was a temple called Akagamisan Hizumi Teranaga Zen Temple. A grouping of five identical shrines called the Goshado is located at an elevation of 180m. The present-day Goshado was built in 1709 and renovated in 1998-2001.