Oharano Shrine


About Oharano Shrine

Oharano Shrine

Oharano Shrine is a shrine in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto City, and is called “Kyoto Kasuga” too.

When the Kanmu emperor moved the capital to Nagaokakyo in 784, Fujiwara-no-otomuro, who is the empress of the Kanmu emperor, recommended the division of a shrine’s tutelary deity of Nara Kasuga Shrine which is Mr.Fujiwara’s guardian god, she worshiped tutelary deity in Oharano where she often went hunting with a falcon.

Oharano Shrine has been collecting faith as the Guardian God of the woman who has been giving the so as the god of Politics, Katayoke, and wisdom for a long while.

Geographically, it is adjacent to the Shoji Temple (Flower temple), so I think it is good to be strolling together.


Oharano Shrine photos

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Photographer: Hiroki Iwata


Location 〒610-1153
1152 Minamikasuga-cho, Oharano, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-331-0014
FAX 075-332-1977
Entrance fee Free
Usual viewing season

Cherry(100 trees)
Early April

Red leaves
Mid – late November


From Hankyu “Higashi Muko” station or JR “Mukomachi” station
Take Hankyu Bus bound for Minami Kasuga-cho and get off at the last stop, Minami Kasuga-cho.
7-8 minutes walk toward the mountain.

From Hankyu “Katsura” station
Take Rin-nishi No. 2 city bus and get off at the last stop, Minamikasuga-cho.
7-8 minutes walk toward the mountain.

Parking lot For 5 buses 2,000 yen
400 yen for 50 private cars
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Recommended places to visit in conjunction with

Shojiji temple

Shojiji temple

Shojiji Temple is a temple of Tendai in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto, honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name is Oshio mountain. The principal image is Bhaisajyaguru. It is said that Saigyo, a singing monk, became a priest in this temple, and because there is a double cherry blossom "Saigyo Sakura" which is said that the Saigyo monk planted himself, it came to be familiar as "Temple of the Flower".

Kyoto Rakusai bamboo forest park

Kyoto Rakusai bamboo forest park

Kyoto City's western New town is also known as a new town surrounded by bamboo, located in the Oeda and Oharano of the bamboo region. However, because a lot of bamboo was cut down by the construction of the new town, the Bamboo Grove Park was opened hearing the voice of actively saving the remaining bamboo grove.