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Goo Shrine

#157 of 918 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 385 Okakuencho, Karasuma-dori Shimochojacho Sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
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An easy and fast visit

The GOO shrine is right beside the hotel Garden Palace and one can see the monuments even later in the evening. The central target is the boar, where the story is, in the 7th... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Schwechat, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

A very popular among locals small temple in a few steps from Emperor Palace. Its dedicated to the boars because they have saved a badly wounded samurai bringing him for many killometres to this temple where his legs and feet injuries were successfully treated. So its all about podiatry;) Its has hundreds of boars as a sculptures, figures and ornaments.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The GOO shrine is right beside the hotel Garden Palace and one can see the monuments even later in the evening. The central target is the boar, where the story is, in the 7th century, a japanese count tried to save the emporers line and hundreds of boars helped him on the way. His leg was hurt too and he... More 

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of the city, it is a district where you can take it at your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many shops selling traditional clothing and goods. Showcasing architecture with sloping roofs and wooden reliefs dating to decades past, the streets in the Nishijin District transport you back in time, making them a joy to wander.