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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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  • October 4, 2017
    The shrine on the mountain. Near future eating Angel Hair 順 water game. It special is pumping 籤 got times White Paper. To put into the water. Word worla. strange 階 TI finish is a good place to photograph. No macro 偉 Construction above. Small 廟 a motionless
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  • October 2, 2017
    Nothing, is great, in the narrow valley, with a river at your feet stands the sanctuary Kifune, witness of rites of black magic. The reasons of the rio is invaded by restaurants removable property of the Ryokanes, hotels in the front, with lanterns that do it all as one as fairy, extremely advisable to visit this shrine that has the same type of architecture that the of Kurama but in miniature.
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  • September 26, 2017
    貴 ship this one place compared yesterday, issued to promote Kyoto station, in threes, the cars drive three times. Original project q over the future eating noodles water, unfortunately it was raining, not to leave. Shrine water divination, see 簽 Paper in water. Have the edge to see Japanese wedding Ceremonies are very special.
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  • June 27, 2017
    Heaven here...onstream dining...time to put away smart phone and wash life stresses downstream...bliss
  • March 4, 2017
    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
  • February 6, 2017
    one of the beautiful shrines in Kyoto. it is little far away from the central but must visit place.
  • November 25, 2016
    Charming small shrine we came across after walking the Mount Kurama track in the footsteps of Makao Usui, the founder of Reiki.
  • November 25, 2016
    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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