Yasaka Shrine Gion Ebessan 2019

Sightseeing information about Yasaka Shrine Gion Ebessan 2019 in Japan.


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 from 1/9 '19 to 1/10 '19

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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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Reviews

4.0in the last week

Area with many different shrines. Really beautiful at night when lanterns are lit up. Tons of stuff to see scattered through this park.

5.0a month ago

The best time to visit would be in the evening when the temple is lit up with lanterns. Definitely one of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto, and an symbolic attraction which you can never miss.

5.02 months ago

One of the most beautiful temples in Kyoto. You must see it, and if you have enough time, I recommend going there twice - once a day, and the second time in the evening, when the temple is lit with lanterns. Right next to the Maruyama park - I also recommend it.

5.0in the last week

There's no entrance fee. It's connected to Maruyama Park. I recommend you to visit here in afternoon/evening.

4.0in the last week

Very nice place to visit and near Gion. You will find a lot of shops.