Tsukiyomi Shrine


About Tsukiyomi Shrine

Tsukiyomi Shrine

Tsukiyomi Shrine is located in the Nishikyo-ku Kyoto-shi, 400 meters south of Matsunoo Taisha. Enshrined deity is Tsukiyomi-no-mikoto. Tsukuyomi is known as the Amaterasu’s fraternal deity in the myth of “Kojiki” and “Nihon-shoki.”

Tsukiyomi Shrine, the Sessha of the Matsuno Taisha shrine, has been involved with the Jingu empress in the precincts, and since it has enshrined the “Tsukinobe stone” which is the stone of the origin of easy delivery faith, untill today it has been widely revered as “Shrine of easy delivery patron”. From ancient times, the mother who is harboring a new life, pray to the shrine to the “Day of the Dog” in hopes of a cheap and restful birth, it is practice to do the prayer.


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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒615-8296 15, Matsumuro-yamazoe-cho, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-871-5016
Entrance fee Free

City bus
Take routes 28 or 29, get off at the Matsuo-taisha-mae stop, and walk about 1 km south of the Matsuo-taisha torii gate.

Get off at “Matsuo Taisha” station and walk about 1 km southward from the Matsuo Taisha torii gate.

Parking lot 10 buses free of charge
100 units for your own car No material
*Parking at Matsuo-taisha Shrine

Recommended places to visit in conjunction with

Matsuno-taisha Shrine

Matsuno-taisha Shrine

Matsuno-Taisha is the oldest shrine in Kyoto, and it is said that the inhabitants who lived in this region of the ancient times were enshrined in the Holy Spirit of the Mt.Matsuo and made it the guardian deity of their life.

Arashiyama park

Arashiyama park

From my house, I took the Kyoto municipal subway to Uzumasa Tenjingawa station, then I changed trains to Arashiyama railroad(common name:Randen) and arrived at Arashiyama station. It took long time. Arashiyama is very famous among foreigner tourist, and many of them are European people and Chinese people.

Daikakuji Temple

Daikakuji Temple

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