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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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  • A shrine to the God of water, still is a popular shrine. I went to light lanterns at night. I think here I'm sure every day until 8 pm light is attached.
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  • This is a journey on the train. From demachiyanagi station in the eizan electric railway Kurama line up to your mouth. Because it was the arrival of the 8:30 still not through the bus, no taxi signs. Walking down the road one and look at the app and takes about 30 minutes. Watching the flow of clean water and grows a lot of Cedar River climbed back up the mountain. Visit to the shrine hongu ⇒ okumiya ⇒ is in the order of the Empress and rule on in that order. Motomiya's famous water divination, and 200 yen. And bathe in the spring on the side of soft and revoking results of fortune-telling. Empress out of hongu, and also go up there, there is finally a climb further to okumiya. Was a small, yashiro was really fantastic atmosphere. To the Empress and then bit down, just past. Also in the small and yashiro, strips of the wishes we have written. Because it was early in the morning, yet hardly anyone, we pray silently. Visit the fewer trains and buses, so have enough time.
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  • Summer evening on the floor (River) in food before we visit. Stairs and treads quite a good Walker, not thought hard. It increases to the humid because the mosquitoes are around bites makurimashita. You have the itchy feeling go in scantily clad outfits, summer is mosquito repellent.
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  • 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.
  • 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 :)