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Kifune Shrine, Kyoto

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#26 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Monument Historic Site
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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  • Visit the Tanabata Festival (Festival? ) The after was of is there was a cleaning staff since this morning, so very nice. Also felt it was raining in the evening of the previous day, took the mist, mysterious feeling.
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  • In Kyoto City was distant only map and guide, but also trains, buses will go easily. Buses from the station of your mouth comes on a regular basis, so is peace of mind for the first time. Motomiya as well as visiting societies (Empress), okumiya, and nice walks and enjoy the nature. Fortune's water paper fortune. Is useful, because it floats on the water and the QR code with a translation you can go because, at the time of the Green Maple, green Maple EMA also. It is cool in summer, so in Kyoto in the summer take a look at want to get into.
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  • Now visit the relieved tourists was almost Japanese. But to avoid the queues. Smaller than expected on site, people, people, people! Cool down afterwards and thought he was very hot. I was close enough to walk to the shrines, but dificult in this heat.
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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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