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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. Take a look at our Kyoto vacation planning site to schedule your visit to Yasaka Shrine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The fact that Kyoto is in the gion region, which is close to the dining areas, is a special advantage on foot, where there are halal restaurants. I suggest you see the cemetery above the temple and the temple that is actively used, not only to visit here. There were even people who came with special photographers and took pictures.
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  • When I went to get a seal, there was a line. Even though it's a weekday. It is said that there were a lot of Sunday of the previous day very much. It is sure to be crowded in the autumn leaves season from now on. However, there are a lot of foreign tourists. Kawaramachi, Gion, and Higashiyama are halved in Japan's goodness. If you want to avoid foreigners, I think Ohara, Kibune, Ryoma, Kaohsiung, etc. are good.
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  • This temple located in the Gion district at the entrance to the great Shijo-dori Avenue is impossible to miss and yet is so little known. It's a shame because it's a beautiful temple! It is large but not huge, very easy to do with family or friends. Plus, it's free.
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