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Yasaka Shrine

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Saito Family
Saito Family
February 4, 2020
Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社, Yasaka Jinja), also known as Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Founded over 1350 years ago, the shrine is located between the popular Gion District and Higashiyama District, and is often visited by tourists walking between the two districts. The shrine's…
Team LUX
Team LUX
February 26, 2020
One of Kyoto’s most well-known Shinto shrines. Yasaka Shrine has a very traditional architecture; the kind you see in samurai movies. During spring, the shrine’s premises are crowed with visitors who want to view the beautiful cherry blossoms and have a picnic under its pink flowers. Around a 10-min…
B&B 宇凪院
B&B 宇凪院
February 11, 2020
Yasaka Shrine (Yasaka Jinja), also known as Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. Founded over 1350 years ago, the shrine is located between the popular Gion District and Higashiyama District, and is often visited by tourists walking between the two districts. From Unagi Inn, you…
Samuel&Ryo
Samuel&Ryo
January 22, 2020
One of the less known shrines in Namba,Osaka. (getting more popular recently) Its not exactly close by, but if you have time its definitly worth it, to stop by. Be sure to check the opening times on google before you go there!
京の片泊まり
京の片泊まり
March 25, 2020
Yasaka Shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto and is well-known for its festival, Gion Matsuri which is hold in summer. All year long, you can enjoy eating at food stands. Distance: 11 minutes' walk Entrance fee: free Opening hours: 24h/7

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Location
Gionmachi Kitagawa, Kyōto-fu 605-0073
東山区
Phone+81 75-561-6155