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Address: 30 Yawatatakabo, Yawata 614-8588, Kyoto Prefecture
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National treasure

The main building of Iwashimizu Hachimangu was newly listed as a national treasure. This vividly red and impressive building is worthy to take a look. As I went there on the... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Kimitaka S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

you can see beauty of Kyoto City from this place and its must be more beautiful colour when visit this place in autumn season. Love it

Thank dede w
Osaka, Japan
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

I went here by cable which you don't really need it. It's better go climb and not the hard! 外国人の友達を連れて行きました。大き過ぎず、小さ過ぎず丁度良いサイズで元気があればケーブルカーを使わずに歩いて登れる距離です。今回はケーブルカーを使いましたが次回は歩きたいです。

Thank erikamix
Locarno, Switzerland
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

This shrine can certainly not compete with the major shrines in Kyoto. Still, it is a very nice temple on the top of a fill. It offers an authentic experience away from the mainstream touristic circuits.

Thank ziobilly2015
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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The main building of Iwashimizu Hachimangu was newly listed as a national treasure. This vividly red and impressive building is worthy to take a look. As I went there on the occasion of new year, the shrine was overcrowded. We took a cableway, but actually you can also walk by steps.

Thank Kimitaka S
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201 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

This shrine is less famous compring with the near-by Fushimi Inari but definitely worth visiting. One gets off at the Yahata City Station of the Keihan railways which is about 25 minutes from Gion/Kawarach area. The shrine is on top of the hill and you can use their cable-car or climb on foot. We walked and it was really nice.... More 

Thank gehararigo
Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 29 January 2016

This shrine in Yawata might be overshadowed by all the famous shrines in Kyoto City, nevertheless it's a well maintained site. We went there for our daughter's blessing and enjoyed that particular ceremony. There are two ways to get to this shrine; by cable car (from Yawatashi-station on the Keihan line) or by car via tiny back roads (set your... More 

Thank jsteenderen
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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

I went to Iwashiizu-hachimangu's Nights visit at summer. This Shrine at the top of small mountain.( Mountain name is Otoko-yama, meaning Mt Man). We can choice way to there, by the walk or cable train. I choose my legs. Way is very easy and about 20 minutes hiking from station " Yabata-shi" Keihan-honsen.(京阪本線/八幡市駅) I took an enjoy walking! Place is... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

I used to live in Kadoma, Osaka, and it was my family ritual to visit this old, red, Shinto shrine, in the first three days of year. There are dozen booths selling various sweets and junk toys but the number of vendors is no comparison from their heydays in 1970s and 80s. Japanese are atheists. No one knows anything about... More 

Thank T-bird1990
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Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Basically only went there because was staying close. didnt have any expectations but was happily surprised. Went in the afternoon in september and there was hardly anyone around. Nice view from lookout and thought it was as good as other shrines around but it was my first so maybe thats why. Theres a number of different ways up but we... More 

Thank Tom R
Amritsar, India
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Reviewed 13 June 2014

On top of a mountain in red, black and gold is the Shinto Shrine of the Japanese. Awesome architecture, brilliant history, woodcraft and a lesson in japanese alphabet defined our memorable visit. A Thomas Edison original lamp and souvenier arrows of the samurai thrill you no end as well.

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