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Yasaka Shrine

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625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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All reviews maruyama park gion area beautiful at night shijo dori food vendors main gate open hours starting point worth a visit shopping street street food bus stop great place to visit walk around cherry blossoms japanese culture lanterns
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Among the sites one should visit in the Gion part of Kyoto. Can be crowded. Well shaded from the hot sun.grounds more pleasant than the shrine . extensive trail network to other small shrines if you have the time. Somewhat commercialized by vendors at the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MountaineerLu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After walking the length of Shijo Dori, the main street that runs from Kawaramachi train station through Gion, you will see the vermilion red main entrance gate of the Yasaka shrine. This shrine is one of the oldest and most important shrines in Kyoto being...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited twice, once at night and once during the day and both times there were quite a number of people.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tardykat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Large but simple shrine. Have been making an annual trip here for a decade. Great starting point for your walk to Kiyomizu. Can't recommend this place enough for all of your major celebrations. However, beware of the vendor in the carved wooden zodiac trinket stall...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 December 2018 via mobile

We visited this shrine at night and entered it through the brightly lit vermilion entrance gate at the end of Shijo dori. As with most shrines, this one had two guardian statues on each side. The entrance gate is very impressive There is a huge...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile

Yasaka shrine was quite the spectacle, the shrine itself and the other structures within its vicinity were really cool with some great photo Ops if you're there when it's quiet...there's some decent street food options within and plenty of vending machines around so you won't...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kaimatthews
Reviewed 25 November 2018

This shrine’s orgin dates back to the 7th Century AD. Located in the heart of the Gion District it was once called the Gion Shrine. It is now famed for hosting the annual Gion Matsuri and is a very popular place to visit on New...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank roamer70
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I have a chance to go this place in night time while sakura festival a weather is so good and nice you will found a big sakura tree here light up, drink sake, street food and hunted house! don't miss it!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Yveshann
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

This is a nice temple to visit if you are in the area, but not a must do. There’s nothing particularly striking about it. Free of charge to enter. We were lucky enough to see a wedding taking place at the Shrine, which was lovely...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Was walking along the streets of Gion and Hanamikoji and chanced upon it. Went in to take a look since is free . Pretty at night with the lanterns lighted.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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Response from tigger2594 | Reviewed this property |
Lanterns are lit, each evening. Makes for a lovely photo. There was an area for donations but it's. it pushy.