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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5.03 weeks ago
Well maintained shrine! Very peaceful to take a walk here to see what the shrine has to offer! Not a lot of people on the weekdays which makes the place very nice to visit if the weather is very good! Nice place overall! Love it! They sell souvenirs too!
4.03 weeks ago
Too many tourists now that ruin the ambience because they don't know how to properly appreciate what they're partaking in.
I understand excitement, but this is different: people are just talking really loudly with each other when huddled together trying to avoid the rain.
Venue itself is great, however! I recommend coming here in the early morning or during special events.
5.0a week ago
Beautiful place with tons of history behind it, often has local performances that is superb to watch, it gives off a different feel in the day and at night. So if you have the time you can visit twice. Has lots of food and souvenir shops all around it, transport is convenient too. However, note the difference between the companies.
5.0in the last week
The Yasaka Shrine, meant to pray for beauty is a wonderful Shrine to visit once.
During the festivals this place is often crowded with people and very fun with the various food stands that are present.
Whether you go with a date, friends or alone. It is very worth to visit at least once.
4.03 weeks ago
The shrine is very nice located within the park and obviously very popular. Many people use it as ambiance for photo shootings and place is usually crowded. Opposite the shrine is a very impressive stage, that at night time is illuminated by a lot of lanterns and used as stage for performances.