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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. For travelers who use our online itinerary creator, Kyoto holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Kifune Shrine and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • 貴船神社旁邊有出台售一張張的水占卜紙供人購買, 把紙張放在一旁的水池中, 字體便會慢慢浮現, 也算是一個有趣的體驗! (雖然看不懂日語) 
  • God and enshrined the kibune shrine in Kyoto, the water God, and ivanaganohymenomicoto and enshrined in the Association, this ivanagahymenomicoto very sad, sad thoughts, while for those who contract a marriage. Izumi Shikibu as well here, passione "press and... marriage, press very power. This time I also many, I ask your prayer. Tour is so wholeheartedly, kindly ask to God. And from a kind-hearted priest who "soothe your mind feeling here kibune shrine is like raw roots and also firmly said, watch out, if you have time, the sound of running water and wind," believe it or not, you like that word I never, really tears to do so now. In addition, equipped with systems kibune shrine is enshrined is the God of the water that is also water divination, even a foreigner can be translated. Inside a bag was passed after the prayer is also the birthplace of the EMA, EMA, matchmaking charm, closing statements, when ship your marriage, holy water SOAP oil takes whats the boon of gods, such as paper, ume result tea. Really had been good thought from the mind.
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  • 11 months late, I worship at the fall foliage season. Ago a visit to Kurama-Dera Temple, going over about an hour, walked. Had pretty much all up and down mountain roads, but good weather is nice. Kibune Jinja shrine, shrine there, but wow matrix for the visit was made. Famous marriage was like Nanami, young couples and women's groups. In addition, water divination fortune was pulled by many people. Watch seemed Smartphone and loaded with QA code. Coupled with the season of autumn leaves, was crowded with worshippers is not so spacious. What River, has many Inns and blossom. Summer seems to enjoy meals in the riverbed. So have a little distance from motomiya is flat until the vessel eizan electric railway station bus stop Please note at the time.
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  • It's a very small shrine, lots of red lamps. Only went here to go to eat at Hirobun (bamboo soba) nearby. It's pretty far from downtown Kyoto itself but it's super green and nice. It's up the hill so you'll have to take multiple metros/busses to get there.
  • Kuhune shrine is the most pretty shrine in the mountain i think. The lights are so beautiful and the place is cool cause of small river.
  • Opportunity, I saw the wedding ceremony with sinto style. I wish to share this happy moment with you :)
  • Somewhat interesting. The focus on water makes it more interesting. But that's about it.
  • This is a very outstanding place where you will be surprised with all the beauty of the nature with every turn of all of the autumn leaves. Definitely a visit if you are visiting Kyoto.