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Yasaka Shrine

625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-6155
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625 Giommachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073, Kyoto Prefecture
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"maruyama park"
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"gion area"
in 32 reviews
"beautiful at night"
in 11 reviews
"shijo dori"
in 13 reviews
"food stalls"
in 14 reviews
"open hours"
in 6 reviews
"main gate"
in 9 reviews
"starting point"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 13 reviews
"shopping street"
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"cherry blossom season"
in 5 reviews
"taking pictures"
in 4 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 4 reviews
"walk around"
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"lanterns"
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"shrine"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We took a long stroll south from the Weston along a narrow street which had several nice temples and this shrine along with many nice shops and restaurants. The Yasaka Shrine is a good example of a Buddhist shrine as can be seen all over...More

Thank Rowland45
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shrine is at the heart of gion area. Which can reach easily by bus or gion shijo train station. One can walk from Kiyomizudera temple to yasaka shrine in about 20 minutes with lots of scenic place around the path (二年板,三年板)

Thank guanshengl
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great shrine, not busy if you visit after about 3pm. Impressive main shrine and plenty of little shrines around the outside of the space too, as well as the being multiple gates, good for a walk around.

Thank Jamie P
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

While wanderering between other temples and shrines on our checklist we came across this wonderful shrine. The area we were in is dotted with them. We managed to take in its beauty while also grabbing a bite from the nearby foodstalls to refuel for the...More

Thank rickmen
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am always disappointed that there are so many vendor booths crowded in and around these shrines. View from the street is great but just inside the gate it is wall to wall vendors. With so many temples/shrines this is way down on my list...More

Thank wacotom
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was the first temple we visited after arriving in Kyoto from Tokyo. Our hotel was near the Shijo Dori area, so it was a straight walk to Yasaka. It was super busy, a lot of people from cherry blossoms viewing. We enjoyed the shrine...More

Thank Brown_Samantha
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was the first shrine I have visited in Japan and it does not disappoint wiht its beautiful buildings, temples and beautiful walkway down after the exit.

Thank wmhtet
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Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a hive of activity, and a great contrast to the peaceful zen gardens of the temples and shrines nearby. Right in the middle of the shrine-and-temple trail, it also abuts a park with many food vendors (providing an excellent opportunity for a...More

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this at night and it was nice. This is at the end of Gion and entrance was free. This is also the entrance to Maruyama park where you can see the weeping cherry blossom tree.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The spiritual heart of Gion, and therefore Kyoto, you really should pay your respects with a small coin on any visit to Kyoto. There are several shrines and also a stage for performances, which are pretty regular here. Lots of people walk around in traditional...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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k-existence
8 January 2017|
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Response from tigger2594 | Reviewed this property |
Lanterns are lit, each evening. Makes for a lovely photo. There was an area for donations but it's. it pushy.
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