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“Night walk is my favorite”
Review of Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine
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Small-group Kyoto Walking Tour including Traditional Japanese Snacks and Drinks
Ranked #43 of 1,292 things to do in Kyoto
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

One of the most popular shrines in Kyoto, the grounds at Yasaka Shrine are always open, everyday and night. Come evening, the lanterns light up and one of our favorite things to do is to walk through Yasaka Shrine when getting between Gion and Higashiyama districts. There is something alluring about the quiet and serene walk in the evening, even romantic.

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Reviewed April 6, 2013

The Yasaka Shrine seems to mainly just be an entrance area to the busy & lively Maruyama Park, which has lots of food stalls & street vendors. Worth a look around on your way to the park.

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Reviewed March 23, 2013

Not my favourite Kyoto place but worth a short visit. It is more appealing when the lamps are lit at dusk so I would combine it with a visit to Gion.

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Reviewed March 20, 2013

Good atmosphere, especially after dark: many red and with lanterns create special ambiance. I am staying at Haragushi's house (self catering), located in Maruyama Park, so I cross the shrine's premises at least twice a day. I've seen it morning, day, evening and night. I do not tire of it. Park is also very pleasant, especially early morning, before the crowd arrives. Free entrance. Many food vendors.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I would say that this shrine is good place to start a Kyoto tour. It is easy to get there, FREE, and combine with the park is a fine place to enjoy an afternoon walk. This shrine or complex is a nice place to start because it will give you a layout about japanese shrines.

Thank Rio H
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