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Iwashimizu Hachimangu

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Address: 30 Yawatatakabo, Yawata 614-8588, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-981-3001
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On the top of the mountain

This shrine in Yawata might be overshadowed by all the famous shrines in Kyoto City, nevertheless it's a well maintained site. We went there for our daughter's blessing and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This shrine in Yawata might be overshadowed by all the famous shrines in Kyoto City, nevertheless it's a well maintained site. We went there for our daughter's blessing and enjoyed that particular ceremony. There are two ways to get to this shrine; by cable car (from Yawatashi-station on the Keihan line) or by car via tiny back roads (set your... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Iwashiizu-hachimangu's Nights visit at summer. This Shrine at the top of small mountain.( Mountain name is Otoko-yama, meaning Mt Man). We can choice way to there, by the walk or cable train. I choose my legs. Way is very easy and about 20 minutes hiking from station " Yabata-shi" Keihan-honsen.(京阪本線/八幡市駅) I took an enjoy walking! Place is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I used to live in Kadoma, Osaka, and it was my family ritual to visit this old, red, Shinto shrine, in the first three days of year. There are dozen booths selling various sweets and junk toys but the number of vendors is no comparison from their heydays in 1970s and 80s. Japanese are atheists. No one knows anything about... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Basically only went there because was staying close. didnt have any expectations but was happily surprised. Went in the afternoon in september and there was hardly anyone around. Nice view from lookout and thought it was as good as other shrines around but it was my first so maybe thats why. Theres a number of different ways up but we... More 

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Amritsar, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

On top of a mountain in red, black and gold is the Shinto Shrine of the Japanese. Awesome architecture, brilliant history, woodcraft and a lesson in japanese alphabet defined our memorable visit. A Thomas Edison original lamp and souvenier arrows of the samurai thrill you no end as well.

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Thank DivineDestination
Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This shrine is one of the oldest and important shrine in Kyoto, however hardly see any overseas visitors. Take a Keihan train from Kyoto, takes about 15minutes to Yawata Station. The bottom entrance is only 5 minutes walk from the station. The top shrine is further 15 minutes climb. There is a funicular from the station to the top alternatively.... More 

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