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Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto: 13 reviews and 35 photos

  Yasaka Shrine in the Evening
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      Yasaka Shrine in the Evening
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  • Yasaka Shrine - Kyoto
      Yasaka Shrine
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  • Yasaka Shrine - Kyoto
      Yasaka Shrine
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Yasaka Shrine (formerly known as Gion Shrine) is one of the most visited shrines in Kyoto, mostly because of its proximity to Gion, Maruyama Park, and the shopping centers. Even so, the shrine is among the most important shrines in the city. It was once ranked as one of the top twenty-two shrines in the nation and the Imperial Court made offerings here.

It is a great place to in the evening, because the lanterns in the center are lit and nearby Maruyama Park often has entertainers, so it carries a fun and relaxing atmosphere.

Entrance is free.

Address: Maruyama Park, Gion
Directions: 20' walk from Kiyomizu Temple or 20? by bus (100 or 206) from Kyoto station, get off at Gion bus stop
Phone: +81 75-561-6155
Website: http://yasaka-jinja.or.jp/en/

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2010
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