Sightseeing in Kyoto

Visit "Yasaka-jinja" in Gion! The popular sightseeing place and many gods such as beauty, good relationship and illness prevention are enshrined!

West Buddhist style gate of Yasaka jinja

West Buddhist style gate of Yasaka jinja
In the central area of Kyoto, walking along the Shijo-dori to the Gion aera,
You can find the main entrance of Yasaka-jinja "Nishiro-mon" (brightly colored buddhist style gate). "Yasaka-jinja" is one of the most popular sightseeing places in Kyoto and many tourists visit this shrine all year round.

Because "Yasaka-jinja" holds a lot of annual festival, New year's visit to the shrine, "Gion matsuri (the biggest festival in summer)", so many tourist visit here to worship. Also there is a god of good relationship "Ookuninushisha" attracts young people.

The enshrined deities of Yasaka-jinja are "Susanowo no mikoto", "Kushinadahime no mikoto", "Yahashira no mikogami".
"Kushinadahime no mikoto" is the wife of "Susanowo no mikoto", and their child is "Yahashira no mikogami".

In addition to theses gods, there are many different gods enshrined at Yasaka-jinja.
The god of relationship, the god of beauty, the got of warding off of evil, the god of wealth and commerce, the god of cutlery etc. Please try to find all of them.

Table of Contents for this Article

1,Basic information
2,Useful information
3,Introduction of precincts of Yasaka-jinja
4,Important cultural properties
5,Photo of Yasaka-jinja
6,Access information
7,Recommended information about around Yasa-jinja

1,Basic information

Name: Yasaka-jinja
Name in English: YASAKA-JINJA
Prefecture: Kyoto
Area: Kyoto city (Gion・Yasaka・Kiyomizu)
Address: 625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
Tel: 075-561-6155
Open: Free visiting
Reception for request a prayer: 9:00~16:30
※Not accept during the annual festival or ceremony of marriage .
Price: Free
※ ¥600/hour
※about 40 cars
Official web site:http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/

2,Useful information

Less than 10 min from a station:◯
Accompanied by: friend/date/family/alone
Staff who can staff:Unkown
Free Wi-Fi:Unkown
Duration:about 30 min〜

3,Introduction of precincts of Yasaka-jinja


the Yasaka jinja map
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/about/map.html

Main buildings
●Inner shrine ※Important cultural properties・Buden(Dance hall)
●Nishiro-mon(buddhist style gate) ※Important cultural properties
●Eki shrine: The god of warding off of evil (Somin shorai)
●Utsukushi gozen shrine: The god of beauty
●Ookuninushi shrine: The god of relationship
●Tamakou inari shrine: The god of wealth and commerce
●Hamono shrine: The god of cutlery (Amanohitotsu no kami)

4,Important cultural properties

Yasaka-jinja has a lot of Important cultural properties, buildings, arts and crafts and others. They are very attractive.


Inner shrine and dace hall

●Inner shrine
●Masha ebisu-den
●Ishi-torii (buddhist style gate)

5,Photo of Yasaka-jinja

We show the photos of buildings in Yasaka-jinja.
"Nishiro-mon" famous main gate faces Shijo dori, and other historic buildings.

Inner shrine (Important cultural properties)
Inner shrine
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

Buden (dance hall)
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

Nishiro-mon (Important cultural properties)
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

Eki shrine:The enshrined deities of Yasaka-jinja are "Susanowo no mikoto", "Kushinadahime no mikoto", "Yahashira no mikogami".
"Kushinadahime no mikoto" is the wife of "Susanowo no mikoto", and their child is "Yahashira no mikogami".

Utsukushi gozen shrine:The god of beauty
Utsukushi gozen shrine
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

Biyou mizu (Water for beauty): Biyou mizu is popular for woman.
To take this Biyou mizu on the hands and face, you can get the beauty of not only the skin but also the heart.
※This water is not for drink.
Biyou mizu
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

Ookuninushi shrine:The god of relationship
Ookuninushi shrine
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

Tamakou inari shrine: The god of wealth and commerce
Tamakou inari shrine
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

Hamono shrine: The god of cutlery(Amanohitotsu no kami)
Hamono shrine
Source by:Official web site/http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/photo/

6,Access information

Address: 625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-city, Kyoto
Tel: 075-561-6155
Trafic information
Keihan line, 5 min walk from "Gion Shijo" station
Hankyu line, 10 min walk from "Kawara machi" station
JR line, take the Kyoto city bus at Kyoto station,
get off at "Gion" station

Official web site:
Keihan line/https://www.keihan.co.jp/
Hankyu line/http://www.hankyu.co.jp/
Kyoto city bus/http://www.city.kyoto.lg.jp/kotsu/category/165-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0-0.html)

7,Recommended information about around Yasaka-jinja

"Gion matsuri" Kyoto's summer tradition is began! Watch the float parade and enjoy the Kyoto's tradition!
"Kiyomizu temple" the most popular sightseeing place in Kyoto! See the spectacular scenery from "the Kiyomizu stage"
"Issen Yosyoku" is the specialties of Kyoto Gion! What's the secret of delicious Yosyokukaki?
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Date created:2016/01/08

Last update:2016/10/20

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