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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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  • In one of the shrines of Japan 22, Kyoto's famous shrine. At lot shrine crowded with 12:00 in the new year and at the same time. It is also always stop at Maruyama Park next to Yasaka Shrine, there are many tourist attractions, tourists in Kyoto shrine.
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  • 八坂神社是日本元旦第一天首選的神社,久聞其赫赫威名,在車水馬龍的大馬路上,祂真的有那種靜默的威嚴,我們本來是要沿著裡面的路徑順勢走往二年坂,但是好像不行,只好再回到大馬路,不過我們有遇上一隊穿著正式的神職人員,可能正在執行儀式,是個很不錯的經驗。 
  • 入口進去就有攤販在賣小吃,白天和晚上去的感覺不太一樣,夜晚時去,神社的燈籠會打開,另有一番風味,幸運的話可以看到有本地人在神社內舉辦傳統日式婚禮 
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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.