Goo Shrine


About Goo Shrine

Goo Shrine

Goo Shrine is a shrine on the West side of the Kyoto Imperial Palace, and it enshrined the Wakenokiyomaroko contributed to the founding of Heian-Kyo.

Wake-no-Kiyomaro was attacked by a thug sent from the Yuge cholangioscopy the influential person at the time, from the legend that it was saved by the 300 boars which appeared suddenly, “Koma wild boar” is put on behalf of Komainu from the Meiji 23 (1890 years). Goo shrine is known as “Boar Shrine”, and worshippers of the year of the boar tend to increase more than usual. A lot of was named figurines and small items are installed in the precincts besides the Koma wild boar.

The main divine virtues are “legs health and Illness injury recovery”, “protecting against misfortune and calamity”, “guardian of the Year of the boar”, “child rearing, the protection of children’s growth”, and “asthma sealed”. Therefore, there are many visitors from all over the country who are suffering from legs’s troubles, and athlete (athletics, soccer, etc.).

The 10-yen bill used in the year 1899 to 1939 Wake-no-Kiyomaro and Goo Shrine was drawn, and the wild boar was drawn on the back, so the 10-yen bill that Wake-no-Kiyomaro’s portrait was drawn was called “boar” for long time.

Because my previous workplace was close from here, I often visited it for a walk. The site is small, but it is a beautiful shrine with good taste overall. The surrounding area is a scenic area of Kyoto Imperial Palace West, and foreign tourists are often seen.


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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒602-8011
385 Sakurazuruen-cho, Karasuma-dori-Shimochojamachi-sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto (in front of Kyoto Gosho clam gate)
Telephone TEL 075-441-5458(9:00~17:00)
FAX 075-414-0255
Entrance fee Free

City bus
Short walk from “Karasuma Shimochojamachi” bus stop on the 51 line

Get off at Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Line and walk north for 7 minutes.

On the left before the third traffic light north from the Karasuma-Marutamachi intersection.

Parking lot Parking is available on the grounds.
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