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All reviews maruyama park gion area beautiful at night shijo dori food stalls open hours main gate starting point worth a visit shopping street bus stop great place to visit walk around cherry blossoms lanterns shrine tourists
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Reviewed July 7, 2017

good to visit in on holidays. but if nice weather every day will be fine. it is a part of history in kyoto, near the hankyh and keihan railway station. easy to go to Osaka center and back go kyoto, center. best way walk along the shijo street.

Thank albertosR7320AZ
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Reviewed July 4, 2017 via mobile

This shrine is located at the end of the road junction along the busy main Gion street.

You can't miss it (at night particularly ), as its prominent litted-up traditional architecture stands out against the background darkness.

There are so many shrines in Kyoto & generally they are quite similar.
There was a ritual performance going on when we were there.

Thank Travelove58
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

It is a nice shrine to visit especially during the night when the place is well lit up. During the day, u cant miss this shrine as the bright orangy red colour will attract you to the place. The main gate is quite spectacular and walking inside where u will come across smaller shrines make it more interesting. There is also a small garden in the shrine, and you can see people just sitting/lazing around enjoying the quiet atmosphere. It is nice to visit during the night when the place is nicely lit up with the lanterns. Certainly a place worth visiting when u are near Gion.

Thank Jennifer L
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Reviewed June 12, 2017 via mobile

If I were reviewing this for just the day time, I'd say it was pretty average. A beautiful shrine in Gion, very busy, with some street food stalls

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At night, the shrine is spectacular. Luckily my apartment was on the same street, so I popped by one night and was in awe. Crowds completely vanish, the gates and shrines are lit up beautifully, and the lanterns glow unimpeded by tourists. Would recommend going at night and skipping it during the day.

1  Thank Jordan D
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

You can go to Fushimi Inary, Yasaka Jinja, most of the famous Shrine in Kyoto just using Keihan Line. Keihan line to Demachiyanagi. since we went from Osaka, from the sembayashi station took about 52 min, fare is 390 Yen you can go all the way from Sembayashi Station to Fushimi Inary. For another 6 min you can reach Kiyomizu gojo (210 Yen); another 2 Min to Gion Shijo Station (150 Yen). I use Keihan 1 day Pass for 500 yen per person, this card can only be use for the Yawatashi Station to demachiyanagi. if you are using it from Sembayashi or other keihan line before Kyoto area (Yawatashi) you can get a refund from the Station Officer in the exit Gate. you can go by using double decker bus for sight seeing the whole Kyoto. since we only want to see these shrines so we don't use the bus, and walking instead since almost all of the Shrine is Walking distance to those station i mentioned above except for Kiyomizu Dera, you must walk about 30 min to the place. Kyoto is a very beautiful place. if you are looking for traditional Japanese scnery, you can find it here. you can see a lot of people wearing Yukata and Yukari (since it is almost summer), even though they are maybe not a japanese but those summer kimonos certainly are beautiful. there are stores in those area who rented those kimonos for tourist.

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