"Yasaka Shrine" Yasaka Shrine Tip by dancinbudgie
Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto: 12 reviews and 30 photos
Yasaka Shrine was originally called Gion Shrine. The Gods there are said to protect against sickness. In July, this shrine is where the religious ceremonies of the Gion Matsuri are held. it is also very popular in early January, when many people make it their 'first shrine visit' (hatsu-mode), of the New year. The shrine was first established in 656.
Address: Higashiyama-ku, Gion
Directions: At the eastern end of Shijo-dori
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