Kehi Shrine

Kehi Shrine, Tsuruga

6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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4.0
178 reviews
Excellent
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan10,099 contributions
Spiritual
Mar 2021 • Solo
Kehi Shrine, which is the first shrine of Echizen (actual Fukui prefecture), is the main tourist attraction in Tsuruga. If you go to Tsuruga, you shouldn’t miss this shrine. The precinct is vast and there are many subsidiary shrines. The old site of the shrine is particularly interesting.
Written March 30, 2021
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marigoldKent
Buderim, Australia964 contributions
Lovely
Apr 2018 • Couples
We visited the Shrine whilst on a cruise day stop. We saw several Shrines whilst in Japan and although they all seem very much alike there is always a different charm to them all. It was quiet and peaceful, as was the town itself. A walk from the Shrine to the local shopping area was really nice and enjoyable
Written April 25, 2018
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AlanWardinYork
York, UK34 contributions
Excellent traditional dance demonstration
Apr 2018 • Couples
My wife and I visited the Kehi shrine as part of a day trip to Tsuruga. We were fortunate to be see some traditional dance and music demonstrations but most striking for us was the friendliness of the people. The city was SO welcoming and we would definitely recommend the city as a worthwhile stop for viewing this shrine and in April the flower exchanging festival in the nearby Kanegasakigu shrine
Written April 20, 2018
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Wanderering1
Lake Macquarie, Australia686 contributions
Fascinating Glimpse at Eastern Religion
Oct 2017 • Couples
The shrine sits on expansive grounds and, therefore, is also surrounded by a tranquil ambience. It has a major shrine building where worshippers can toll a bell plus a number of smaller outer shrines. With in the grounds there is a fish pond. For the Aussie traveller, within the grounds is a large 'gumtree'. Grab a leaf for a smell of home.
Written October 28, 2017
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Box125
1 contribution
氣比神宮
Aug 2017 • Solo
Quiet and peaceful, matching with the atmosphere of the town, as in the streets hardly can you find more than 20 people walking in noon, with the exception of school children leaving school
Written August 4, 2017
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Michelle_RQ
Johannesburg, South Africa351 contributions
A mixed experience
Apr 2017 • Couples
We took a train to Tsuruga and visited this shrine while in the town. It was nice and peaceful with no crowds. However the famous Torii entrance gate - one of the largest in Japan, was completely covered in scaffolding and was disappointingly not visible. (But there was a sincere apology for this!) We were also a bit disappointed to see several dead Koi fish floating in the otherwise picturesque pond / fountain area. The stunning Cherry blossoms made up for some of our disappointment.
Written April 20, 2017
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Issariya C
Vienna, Austria84 contributions
Nice and quiet famous shrine
Nov 2016 • Solo
The shrine is beautiful and famous for its huge gate at the entrance. Have heard from the locals they believe drinking natural water came from the turtle sculpture there (just nearby the place where people washing their hands and mouths before praying), will give you a healthy life to live longer (like a turtle).
Written November 26, 2016
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O B
California, United States29 contributions
Passing by Kehi Shrine
Jul 2015 • Family
Beautiful example of a Buddhist shrine. The grounds are immaculate as most shrines are. The monks are very friendly. They even have a old koi pond with turtles
Written July 30, 2015
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BCollyer
Midland, GA194 contributions
Small....but worth a visit if you are in this town.
Feb 2015 • Solo
This is another one of the many many shrines in Japan. There is not much that makes this different than the many other ones. Nice visit...worth about half an hour. Interesting little town of Tsuruga so makes for a nice walk. Winter is a bear...here....expect snow.
Written February 15, 2015
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