Yasaka Shrine


About Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is a shrine in Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and is said to have been erected in 656, and is also known as the Yamabokojunko endpoint of Gion festival.

Yasaka Shrine is a famous shrine in Kyoto Prefecture, where the second visit to the Fushimi Inari Shrine is gathered. On New Year’s Eve, Shijo Dori becomes a pedestrian paradise and is swarmed with visitors to the Yasaka shrine. In Setsubun, Maiko and Geiko are scattered beans from Noh stage in the precincts.

Because there is a famous Maruyama park with cherry blossoms at the back of the site, and it is in contact with Chion, I think that it is good to see this region collectively.


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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒605-0073
625 North side, Gion-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-561-6155
FAX 075-531-1126
Entrance fee Free
Usual viewing season Red leaves
Mid November – Early December

5 minutes walk from Gion-Shijo Station

8 minutes walk from Kawaramachi Station

・Approximately 15 minutes by car from “Kyoto Station”.
・Take the 206 city bus from Kyoto Station and get off at “Gion” bus stop.

Parking lot 50 spaces for private cars (1 hour free for those who pray)
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Recommended places to visit in conjunction with

Maruyama Park

Maruyama Park

If you go to the back of Gion Yasaka Shrine, there is Maruyama park. The Maruyama park is adjacent to the Yasaka Shrine, Kodai Temple and Chion Temple, and it would be fun to look around together.

Chionin Temple

Chionin Temple

Chionin is a temple with a very large Sanmon and Mikagedo of Jodo head in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Chionin officially called the Kachozan Chionkyoin Otani Temple, and at the foot there is a Kacho junior college.

Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji Temple

Kodai Temple is a temple of the Rinzai Kenninji sect in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and Hideyoshi Toyotomi's wife Kitanomandokoro (Nene) erected this temple to pray for the souls of Hideyoshi.