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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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  • 卡琳摸魚兒趣 carollin.tw/kifune-jinja/:冬季雪之點燈,看過這麼多美照,終於身歷其境的欣賞了,現場氣氛非常好,靈性、古意、神秘感兼具,非常美麗的古老神社。 
  • Because the route goes through the Kurama Temple tree root path was closed, visited in Kyoto bus from your mouth. The IC card is 160 yen. From high popularity as a matchmaking company, most were women. Water mizuura is 200 yen, you can choose the paper like a float in the water and quickly emerge characters. Time until I read the horoscope emerged quite excited to taste it.
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  • This is the kibune shrine in a special atmosphere. Light-up snow days will be held in a more mysterious and have a special feeling. It is thanks to the thing so I don't think 3:00 PM announcement so really not timing as far as we could go.
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  • It's a very small shrine, lots of red lamps. Only went here to go to eat at Hirobun (bamboo soba) nearby. It's pretty far from downtown Kyoto itself but it's super green and nice. It's up the hill so you'll have to take multiple metros/busses to get there.
  • 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 :)
  • 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.