Awata Shrine


About Awata Shrine

Awata Shrine

The Awata Shrine is a shrine located in Kyoto City Higashiyama Ward Awataguchi Tanji town. Its deity is 11 pillars including Susanoo no Mikoto, Oanamuchi no Mikoto.

It is seated in Awataguchi, one of Kyoto’s seven gates, and has gathered people’s worships as a guardian god for departures from long time ago. Even today, some people dedicate an ema (votive tablet) or buy an omamori (good luck charm) before departing on a trip.

In the past, swordsmiths lived in the vicinity of Awataguchi, where the Awata Shrine is located, and their trade name was Awataguchi, or Sanjo Ko-Kaji, as it faced Sanjo Street.

On the day I was going to take photos, I was lost in the Awata Shrine by mistake, while looking for the entrance gate of remains of Seiren-in gate, but I unexpectedly discovered hidden autumn leaves spots. The view of Kyoto City from the point climbed up the slope of the approach road was somewhat great.


Awata Shrine photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒605-0051 1 Awataguchi Kaji-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL:075-551-3154
Entrance fee free
Access 7 min. walk to the east from Higashiyama Sta. on the Tozai Line 7 min. walk to the west from Keage Sta. on the Tozai Line 5 min. walk from Jingu-michi bus stop on the Kyoto Municipal Bus
Parking lot 3 units (free)
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