Shingu Shrine (Matsugasaki)


About Shingu Shrine

Shingu Shrine

Shingu Shrine is Shinto god of Matsugasaki. Originally, it was named as “Daihieidaimyojin” in 1306 (Tokuji 1) when whole the village converted to Nichiren sect, it enshrined both Lotus Sutra and “Mandara” that was written Nichizo saint in person and after that a monk in Myosenji temple worshipped it as chinjusha of Myosenji temple. Due to abolition of Buddhism and destroying of Shakamuni and separation of God and Buddha in Meiji revolution, it renamed its name as “Shirohige shrine” departing from Myosenji temple, and in 1887 (Meiji 20) it renamed as “Shingu Shrine” and it has been called so up to now.

Annual festival and fire-burning festival is conducted on October 23 and December 8 respectively.

Shingu Shrine is a small shrine that is at the end point of the former Matsugasaki Street. There is a small Noh stage in its precincts. As it’s on a little higher place, we can view the cities from Kitayama.


Shingu Shrine photos

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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada



Location 〒606-0925
34, Matsugazaki Hayashiyama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
電話番号 TEL 075-791-0191
拝観料 無料
交通アクセス Subway Karasuma line “Matsugasaki” station, 3 min. walk
Approx. 3 minutes walk from “Shugakuin” station of Eizan Electric Railway
Take City Bus No. 65 or Kita 8, get off at Matsugasakibashi Station, and walk about 4 minutes.
Take Kyoto Bus No. 56 to Matsugasakibashi Station. 4 minutes walk from the bus stop.
Parking lot None

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