Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine located at Kyoto prefecture in Kinki district. The shrine is dedicated to Susanoo no Mikoto ( the god of bravery and marriage ). It is designated as World Cultural Heritage Site.This shrine is famous for its gorgeous festival, called Gion Matsuri.

Sponsored Link

Basic Information

Name Yasaka Shrine
"八坂神社" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 625 Gionmachikitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, Japan
"京都府京都市東山区祇園町北側625" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 20-minute drive from the Kyoto-Minami I.C. on the Meishin Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 075-561-6155

map

Web Services by Yahoo! JAPAN

Sponsored Link

Search

Other Topics

Torii

A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

Quoted from Wikipedia

Recent Tweets

If you want to download any picture from this website, right-click on the image and select "Save image as."

Sponsored Link

↑ To the page head