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Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto

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Founded in 656, Yasaka Shrine remains one of Kyoto's most popular shrines, especially appealing to tourists during the cherry blossom season. View the honden (the most sacred area of a Shinto shrine) and the oratory within the main hall before checking out the performance stage lined with hundreds of lanterns. In early April, when cherry blossoms are in bloom, the temple is especially busy, as it is during the summer festival of Gion Matsuri in July. Plan your visit to Yasaka Shrine and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Kyoto itinerary builder.
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  • The color are vibrant and the architecture is superb, the place has a serene feel to it despite the large crowds  more »
  • 就在袛園商店街街尾,行開袛園可以入去參觀埋,算是比較方便的景點,大紅的樓門挺有氣魄。連接円山公園,可以順道去散步。  more »
  • Weeping poems give Yosano Akiko's song is a shrine with a cherry. Easy walking, can start the Gion area walks from here to the final point of Kiyomizu-dera Temple tourism photo spot is, where required. Take a look at.
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  • This is the Yasaka Shrine, or also known as the Gion Shrine (located in Gion of course). From what I was told, the shrine was founded over 1300 years ago, and apparently is one of the most famous and important shrines in Japan. This shrine is central to the celebration of Gion Matsuri which is like one of the largest celebration with parades in the month of July. The shrine is brightly painted red, and is really attractive in the day time. In the front, is located 3 large brass bells with thick ropes for ringing. It's quite an experience just standing there and watching people ringing the bells. This place is also quite popular during the cherry blossom season with its proximity to Maruyama park.
  • Right at the end of the gion shopping street, This 24 hour shrine was great for night shots.
  • Beautiful shrine love the lanterns lit up in the evening Looks more beautiful during sunset I recommend an evening trip
  • Situated in the middle of Gion, It's a pretty shrine where many tourists dressed in kimono take their portraits. There's a vending machine selling Gion water which is not found anywhere else.
  • One of the many shrines. However this one is nice because it's in Gion, also known as Geisha district.