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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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  • Since the pilot to the noble ship shrine, there is no car position, the person should pay attention to the driver. It will take a while for the bus station to walk up to the store street. But it's comfortable, listening to the water, and if there's a snow scene, it should be a little bit more open.
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  • In the mountain was pretty cold. Some wear thick clothes but I went did more than that. But the atmosphere is very good and is a place you can feel the sacredness of the shrine and Ibuki nature and at the same time. What power do not believe too much, but still something to feel atmosphere.
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  • But there are bus parking from kibune-guchi station, from there and about 150 m kibune shrine, climb up a rolling stone. It is recommended you must walk quite a distance to the inner shrine, so walking shoes to wear. Spring-fall bothers the roadside shops are in the winter without it, it was easy.
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  • Very beautiful shrine. Fresh air with peaceful place. Feel better.
  • A must visit Shrine in Kyoto. Personally, i highly recommended! One thing special about this Shrine is the Omikuji , where your fortune will reveal from the blessing of the Water God. Moreover, this place is peaceful and less crowded compared to other Shrines.
  • Kibine shrine is one of the most famous five shrines in Kyoto. It stands on deep mountain sight Kurama. Very beautiful place to visit all through the year. And it is generally said that the god of the shrine provides good husband or wife for you. We can enjoy seeing nice sights in four seasons.
  • Did the walk from Kurama to Kibune- in the rain. Surprisingly it was a great experience (this is my 5th trip to Kyoto and disappointed I haven’t done this side trip before). What really made it though was ending in Kibune - glad this was the end and not the start. Such s lovely village, with a great shrine - don’t be fooled, you need to walk up along the river to experience the real deal. Wish I had more time here - but enjoyed every minute of it (so many beautiful restaurants and atmosphere oozes from every moss covered crevice). And that was in the rain, on a cold and dreary - did I mention the rain - January afternoon. What a great secret spot in (near) Kyoto. It might not make a 2 day itinerary, or even a week (there’s so much to see and do around Kyoto), but it is definitely worth the visit if you have a spare 1/2 or 1 day... I would certainly advise doing the combo with Kurama!
  • A "must " place to visit..so beautiful and spiritual experience..
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