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.

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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

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Hudoki

Fudoki (風土記) are ancient reports on provincial culture, geography, and oral tradition presented to the reigning monarchs of Japan, also known as local gazetteers. They contain agricultural, geographical, and historical records as well as mythology and folklore. Fudoki manuscripts also document local myths, rituals, and poems that are not mentioned in the Kojiki and the Nihon Shoki chronicles, which are the most important literature of the ancient national mythology and history. In the course of national unification, the imperial court enacted a series of criminal and administrative codes called ritsury? and surveyed the provinces established by such codes to exert greater control over them.

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