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Kifune Shrine, Kyoto

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Head into the mountains to the north of the city to find Kifune Shrine, a peaceful Shinto shrine. Legend has it that a goddess rowed a yellow boat upriver from Osaka into the mountains here, and that the shrine was built where her boat journey ended. Upon entry to the shrine, dedicated to the god of water and rain, you'll receive a fortune written on a paper slip that shows its message when wet. The steps leading up to the main shrine, flanked on either side by traditional lanterns, create a captivating scene, so remember to bring your camera. With our custom trip planner, Kyoto attractions like Kifune Shrine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Must do for out of the beaten and the crowd of Kyoto, invaded fake Maiko, for, silly us than the other, brief nature in the wild. Super
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  • Overwhelming feeling that produces Verte surrounded by so many lanterns, demanded by the favour of the gods, asking for health, wealth, luck in business and also lucky in love. Currently I think that already don't, but were formerly performed rites of black magic.
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  • Like the atmosphere of the precious ship in the mountains, along the river to continue down the great, the night of the electric light don't can not be wrong, the weather is very cold, but it is really worth, very beautiful
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  • Heaven here...onstream dining...time to put away smart phone and wash life stresses downstream...bliss
  • I love this place, a small jinja and not crowded yet by tourist. You can get tranquility by being there, the river, the hill, the forest, shrines ... #chill
  • one of the beautiful shrines in Kyoto. it is little far away from the central but must visit place.
  • Charming small shrine we came across after walking the Mount Kurama track in the footsteps of Makao Usui, the founder of Reiki.
  • I went there in the raining season of 2013 and 2014, the weather not too hot or cool, although wet but still comfortable.

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