Jan/9 - 10 Yasaka Shrine Gion Ebessan

Sightseeing information about Jan/9 - 10 Yasaka Shrine Gion Ebessan in Japan.

Jan/9 - 10 Yasaka Shrine Gion Ebessan3.3

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 from 1/9 '21 to 1/10 '21


Yoi-Ebisu Shichifukujin Ship Cruising will not be held on 2021.
Gion Ebessan is held at Yasaka Shrine in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City on January 9th and 10th, it is one of the winter traditions of Kyoto.
Deity of the Shrine, Susanoonomikoto (素戔鳴尊) decendant god Kotoshironushi-no-kami (事代主神), within Yasaka Shrine Kitamuki-Ebisusha Shrine (北向蛭子社) will decorate Oban (large-sized old Japanese gold coin), Koban (small-sized coin), sea bream and straw bag for good luck, and Fuku-zasa is gifted for thriving business and keeping ones family safe.
At Ebisu Shrine, Tomioka Tessai woodblock print "Takarabune (宝船)" will be distributed for free for limited 500 prints.
At the 9th 15:00, the Yoi-Ebisu Ebisu Ship Cruising will make a round trip from Yasaka Shrine to Shijo Karasuma with Shichifukujin, Fukumusume, Gion Daiko drum on the Ebisu-sen ship.
The route will be from Yasaka Shrine → Gion Ishidan-shita → passing through West at Shijodori Street → Yasaka Shrine Shijo Gotenko (Kajyadono Mairi冠者殿詣り) → Turn at Shijo Karasuma → passing through East at Shijo Street → Gion Ishidan-shita → Yasaka Shrine (around 16:30).
Fukuzuma will deliver Fuku-zasa to the shops along the roads in a lively calling, Fukumusume (Good fortune Girls) will distribute Fuku-zasa to the shops along the road.
On the 10th at the Ebisu-sha Shrine Festival, Fuku-zasa is granted in front of Ebisu-sha Shrine, and the "Moude(三社詣)" red seal is done to ward off evil and keep ones family safe.
No postponement for rain.

■Location: Yasaka Shrine
■Period: January 9th · 10th (※same date every year)
■Time: Yoi-Ebisu Shichifukujin Ship Cruising: January 9th 15:00~
Ebisu-sha Shrine Festival: January 10th 15:00~
Moude (三社詣): January 10th 10:00 ~ 19:00

■Access: About 20 minutes at 100 or 206 lines of city bus from the JR "Kyoto Station" to "Gion" bus stop
Or about 5 minutes on foot from Keihan Line "Gion Shijo" station, 15 minutes on foot from Hankyu Line "Kawaramachi" station, 10 minutes on foot from Keihan Line "Shijo" station

PurposeFestivals,easily accessible,parade,spiritual places,Traditional folk,winter in Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!,an eating tour
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4.03 months ago

It would be nice to take a walk with your lover when the lights are on.

5.0in the last week

Beautiful Shrine located at the very end of the traditional Gion district. Although not big, the atmosphere and appearance rivals that of the other bigger shrines in Kyoto. I highly recommend a visit at night when there are less people around and the shrine is lit up.

5.06 months ago

Very beautiful. Well maintained. We came with a pram and there where enough slopes to bet to the Shrines. The are is lit up at night.

5.02 weeks ago

Big temple, easy to access, no entrance fee, lots of amulets and souvenirs are sold. I heard its more beautiful at night

4.04 months ago

Very cool and interesting museum but kinda small. Still worth it if you are interested in historical temples.