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You can't miss it when sightseeing in Kyoto! 8 recommended classic shrines to make your wishes come true!

You can't miss it when sightseeing in Kyoto! 8 recommended classic shrines to make your wishes come true!

2021-06-15 Management office

If you come to Kyoto, there are shrines you should definitely visit. In Kyoto, a city with a rich history, sightseeing at shrines is a sightseeing spot that should not be missed.
You can choose a famous shrine or a shrine that suits your wish, or you can go to one of your favorite shrines in Kyoto that you can't miss.

Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine (in Kyoto)



Fushimi Inari-taisha is famous for its thousand torii gates. It is also popular to count the number of torii gates. Actually, there are more than 10,000, so it is impossible to count them all.
It is famous as the god of prosperous business and a good harvest, but it is also said to have a variety of other benefits.
It has a history of over 1,300 years, and there are many power spots scattered throughout the area to seek out.

It is the main shrine of Inari.



It is also famous as the main shrine of Inari-san, and you can see Inari-san everywhere, with various expressions and outfits, so it is recommended to check them out.
It is said that if you make a wish and lift up the stone, and it is lighter than you think, your wish will come true; if it is heavier than you think, your wish will not come true. It is recommended to try it out as a test of luck. At the Inari Saryo (tea house) on the shrine grounds, visitors can enjoy sweets that are perfect for the Inari Shrine.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine
Address: 〒612-0882 68 Fukakusa-Todouchi-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone number: 075-641-7331
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: This is the main shrine of Inari, famous for its Senbon-torii, a gateway with a history of more than 1,300 years.
URL: http://inari.jp/

Yasui Kimbira Palace



It is the most powerful shrine in Kyoto for breaking off marriages. Personally, I think it is the strongest in Japan.
It is located in the Higashiyama area and is easy to stop by. The shrine has a long history dating back to the Asuka period and is believed to cut off bad relationships and bring in good ones.
Holding the wish written on the katayo to the sacred stone, go through the hole to cut off bad karma, and go through again from the unit to the place where you came out and paste the katayo to bring in good karma, and the prayer is completed.

Bad relationships are not just about relationships.



Bad karma includes cigarettes, sweets, alcohol, etc. If you have something that you want to quit but cannot, please go and pray for it.
They also sell good luck charms, such as the Shinkei-no-Mamori, so you might want to buy one to remind you of your own prayer!

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Yasui Konpiragu Shrine
Address: 〒605-0823 Kyoto-shi, Kyoto-shi, Higashiyama-ku, Shimobenten-cho 70
Phone number: 075-561-5127
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: This is one of the most famous shrines in Japan that is said to cut off bad relationships and bring good ones together. People who want to quit but cannot do so should pray here.
URL: http://www.yasui-konpiragu.or.jp/

Okazaki Shrine



Okazaki Shrine is famous as a shrine where rabbits are everywhere. It is a shrine for childbirth and safe delivery.
The entire area is a habitat for rabbits, which are considered to be the messengers of the local deity and have been cherished as such. The rabbit's fertility also seems to be related to child bearing and easy childbirth.
The "komainu" (guardian rabbits), rather than "komainu" (guardian dogs), are quite cute.

The fortune is also a rabbit.



A fortune can be taken out from the rabbit's stomach, and the rabbit can be taken home and displayed in the room as a good-luck charm.
You can also choose a fortune that has a slightly different look, or a gut feeling such as a meeting of the eyes. It is surely your destiny. Surrounded by cute rabbits, let's get excited at Usagi Shrine.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Okazaki Jinja (Okazaki Shrine)
Address: 51 Okazaki Higashi Tenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8332, Japan
Phone number: 075-771-1963
Hours of operation: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: This shrine is dedicated to rabbits, and visitors can worship surrounded by rabbits. There are rabbits in various places, so it is recommended to stroll around while looking for them.
URL: https://okazakijinja.jp/

Heian Shrine



The shrine is famous for its large 24-meter torii gate, which is registered as a national tangible cultural property.
The size of the shrine is one of the largest in Japan, making it recognizable even from a distance. The best amulet to buy is the "Mamoru (watch over)", which is a very good amulet to take care of illnesses and disasters on your behalf.

A leisurely stroll through the gardens is recommended.

Heian Shrine is surrounded by Okazaki Park, which is adjacent to the Kyoto Prefectural Library, the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, Rohm Theater Kyoto, Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, and Kyoto Zoo. The large mossy garden is a great place to discover wild birds and other rare creatures.
There are stepping stones in the pond (be careful), and you can see scenery that you would not normally enjoy.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Heian Jingu Shrine
Address: Okazaki Nishitenno-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, 606-8341, Japan
Phone number: 075-761-0221
Hours of operation: 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: The shrine is famous as a god of marriage with a large torii gate and a spacious garden.
URL: http://www.heianjingu.or.jp/

Yasaka Shrine



The shrine is located in the north side of Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City. It is said to be the head shrine of Yasaka Shrine.
It is famous as a shrine to ward off bad luck, effective against epidemics. The shrine is also famous for the Gion Festival and the New Year's Eve Nokera Pilgrimage. It is said that if you transfer the Kera fire to a lucky rope and take it home, you will be blessed with good health and good fortune.

Good for marriage and beauty!



It is said to be effective for marriage and beauty, and for beauty, it is said that if you put a few drops of water on your face, you will become a beautiful woman. It is also sold in plastic bottles from a vending machine next to the shrine office, so why not buy one as a souvenir?
It is said that if you make a wish to the white rabbit statue right next to the god of marriage, your wish will come true.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Yasaka Shrine (Yasaka Jinja)
Address: 625, Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0073, Japan
Phone number: 075-561-6155
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: Yasaka Shrine, famous for the Gion Festival, where you can make a wish for marriage and beauty.
URL: http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/

Kibune Shrine



Kibune Shrine, surrounded by stunning greenery, is famous as the god of marriage.
In summer, riverbeds line the banks of the Kibune River, making it a famous and popular summer resort. It is famous as the god of water, and water is regarded as a pure substance.
Clean water can only spring up in a clean place. Why don't you put yourself in a place of purity and let your mind and body appear?

Water divination is popular.



Water divination using the sacred water that springs from such Kibune Shrine is popular.
The system is such that if you draw a fortune and float it in the sacred water, the contents of the fortune will float up, and it is reputed to often come true. There is a huge hole in the back of the shrine called the dragon's hole, where the chi is so strong that it is forbidden to look at it directly with the eyes. I would like to get as close as possible to get some chi!

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Kifune Shrine
Address: 180 Kurama Kibune-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 601-1112
Phone number: 075-741-2016
Hours of operation: 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: This shrine is located in a natural setting in a remote part of Kyoto, where you can draw omikuji with divine water. It is famous as a god of marriage.
URL: https://kifunejinja.jp/

Car Fold Shrine



This shrine is said to be effective in the arts and entertainment and is a famous shrine in Japan. The shrine is also effective for money luck.
Visitors can dedicate the shrine by writing their names on the tamagaki, so people who want to work in the arts and entertainment or to become more famous come here in droves. It is also recommended to stroll around the shrine looking for the names of famous people. You may be surprised to find the names of some unexpected people, so have fun while browsing.

Let's make a wish on the Prayer God Stone!



It is said that if you take home a stone from the stone yard, called a "Prayer God Stone," and make a wish, your wish will be granted. When the wish is granted, the visitor writes a thank-you note on the stone and returns it. The stone is then taken back to the place where people make another wish and come back to make their wish come true, so take the stone back home and make a wish.
There are also other spots where you can enjoy good luck if you make it your phone's standby screen.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Kurumazaki-jinja Shrine
Address: Saga-Asahi-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 616-8343
Phone number: 075-861-0039
Hours of operation: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: The shrine is said to be effective for money, arts and entertainment. It is dedicated to entertainers.
URL: http://www.kurumazakijinja.or.jp/

Haruaki Shrine



Seimei Shrine, which enshrines the Yin-Yang master Seimei Abe, is a shrine that is beneficial in any way to ward off evil spirits and evil luck.
It is also famous as one of the few shrines in Japan where an Onmyoji is enshrined. The shrine was built on the site of the former residence of Onmyoji Abe no Seimei, and is well known for its magical experiences.
The sacred camphor tree, a camphor tree estimated to be 300 years old, is said to be especially magical and powerful. The shrine is a must-see for Onmyoji fans.

"Facility Information "
Facility name: Seimei Jinja (Shrine of Seimei)
Address: 806 Horikawa-dori, Seimei-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8222, Japan
Phone number: 075-441-6460
Hours of operation: 9:00 - 16:30
No smoking and smoking: No smoking in the entire building
Space and Facilities: This is one of the few shrines in Japan that enshrine Yin-Yang and can ward off evil and evil spirits.
URL: https://www.seimeijinja.jp/

summary

Kyoto has a wide variety of shrines, all of which have a long history in Japan.
The scenery changes with the seasons, so there is always something new to discover, making it a sightseeing spot that you will want to visit again and again.
It is also nice to know that you can easily go there with only a monetary donation. Please try to find your favorite shrine.

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