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Yasaka Shrine

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625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-6155
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i was walking along the Gion and suddenly I arrived at this beautiful temple. This one is rather different from the others because this temple is Shinto temple rather than Buddhist temple. i enjoyed watching people put up paper prayer and sounded the bell of...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Yasaka Shrine can be accessed from the top end of Shinto-Dori St. in Gion. The closest train station Gion-Shijo Station. The actual shrine isn’t overly large. However with quite a number of other buildings within the area the Yasaka Shrine creates its own interest. Even...More

Thank Wayne N
Reviewed August 1, 2018 via mobile

Went here on our last night my gf had rented traditional costume so we went for a wander to.take photos. Lots of other men and women were alsondressed traditionally so it was a colourful sight which made the visit specian. Then we walked the alleys...More

Thank Rob B
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous at night with all the lanterns. We came pretty late when all the food vendors were closed, so it wasn’t busy at all.

Thank Jennifer T
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

It’s the main shrine in Gion area. As you enter the place, it’s lined with street food. I didn’t find the shrine very impressive, doesn’t have any garden either. Doesn’t have any clear English marking for tourists, we were kind of lost figuring out where...More

Thank V3AS
Reviewed June 17, 2018

The Yasaka Shrine grounds is full of vendors of food and trinkets. It's a great spot to walk around in, with spacious, park-like setting. More importantly though, the shrine is in the really cool Gion region of Kyoto, with great, old-world shops, restaurants and bars....More

2  Thank LuxeFamilyFun
Reviewed June 12, 2018

The lighted on lanterns are so nice at night. Not much people in the temple at night too. Located on the main street of Gion and easily access through public transport.

1  Thank shiuminl
Reviewed June 2, 2018

If you are in Kyoto during the March Hanatouro festival, you must visit Yasaka Shrine. There is festival food available to purchase as you enter, and there are geisha performances most nights on the Kagura Hall stage.

1  Thank raquel9e
Reviewed June 2, 2018 via mobile

I would recommend visiting the Yasaka Shrine in the evening when the lanterns are illuminated everywhere in the shrine surroundings, it created a really mysterious effect. The view on the city from the main gate is also particularly splendid at this time! Another great time...More

1  Thank CatherineBulg
Reviewed June 2, 2018

A very well maintained shrine complex that is always packed with people during the day. We ended up in this area after spending the morning at Kiyomizu-dera. As this is the first shrine you encounter through the Gion main entrance, the area was filled with...More

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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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January 7, 2017|
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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.