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Kifune Shrine, Kyoto

Categories: Historic Sites, Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 340+ reviews on the web
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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  • This is a beautifully traditional shrine accessible by a small train that weaves through the hills north of central Kyoto. One of the most exciting things to do in this area is to visit Kibune and the...  read more »
  • Mini-waterfalls, rivers, forest is a lovely gentle shrine. Even when you want to be like the lazy hour of healing power spot. Want to go again.
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  • 未到之前,也是抱著到此打發時間的心態一游。 到了之後,覺得神社挺美的,值得一游。 上網看了別人的照片,冬天應該是最美的。 另外4 5 點時,天氣馬上黑了,我們不得不坐電車離開。 電車駛到一處,突然慢下,原來是為了讓大家欣賞兩邊紅葉(有打燈)! 讓人佩服日本人的細心之處。 
  • 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.
  • 節分祭に来れて良かった
  • Worth the hike
  • Located in lush green mountains. Murmuring of a stream is feeling good. Shrine has the fortune of "water mizuura".
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