Yasaka Shrine Gion Ebessan 20193.3
from 1/9 '19 to 1/10 '19
Gion Ebessan 2019 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,winter in Japan,shrine/temple,sightseeing,major,let's hang out!,an eating tour
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We guide this spot.
5.04 weeks ago
The shrine and it's surrounding area are beautiful. There is a small park within walking distance that makes for a great resting and photo place. If possible visit shortly before dark if you would like to see the shrines' lanterns lit up.
5.0a month ago
Yasaka shirine is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Kyoto. I visited the place several times and enjoyed every time. The place is always full of both local and foreign tourists. So, you can easily feel the charms of Kyoto. Anyway, there are hundreds of photogenic location here. Moreover, delicious streets foods are always hot and available!
5.0a week ago
Nice place to feel a little bit of traditional Japan. I recommend visiting this temple at night - the atmosphere is really stunning. This spot is located close to Gion, so you can always visit both places at once 😉
5.03 weeks ago
Kind of a touristy place, but due to its proximity to Gion that kind of goes without saying.
Still a fun place to drop by with friends and family but don't expect much more than a bit of a touristy distraction at elevated prices. Definitely give it a visit with friends for fun though.
5.02 months ago
One of the main shrine in Kyoto. They have some snack stands after you entered the gate. The snacks is so nice that you'd prob gonna try to buy each of them lol. The Shrine is very nice, with friendly staff and nice view. The area on the shrine is also spacious, allowing more visitors to visit there freely. However, do be mindful that during certain occasion, such as festival, weekends, new year, etc; the place will be crowded. Like, VERY crowded.