Yasaka Jinja Shrine


Details


Address
625 Kitagawa Gionmachi
Phone
+81-75-561-6155
Website
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About this sight

Founded over 1350 years ago, this shrine is one of the most famous in Kyoto. Located between the districts of Gion and Higashiyama, it is a popular tourist destination. Yasaka Shrine, also known as Gion Shrine, is well known for its summer festival, the Gion Matsuri. The annual festival celebrated every July dates back over a thousand years and includes a procession of large floats with hundreds of participants. In addition, Yasaka Shrine, along with the adjacent Maruyama Park, is a popular spot during cherry blossom season.