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
Airport/Sta.Kyoto Sta. (about 2.7km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.0a week 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.
5.0a month ago
An amazing place. I meant it! Would love to go there again. They have lots of foods stalls and souvenir shops. I suggesyed to choose their charms carefully because their price are ranged between 500 - 1,500 yen. Of you have limited budget, better buy other presents.
3.02 weeks ago
Meh. Another giant shrine loaded with food and souvenir stalls to extort tourists. Do your self a favour and spend time exploring the back streets. Much more interesting.
3.03 weeks ago
I got here quite late, so most temples were closed already. The area was not big. It's famous and it's near Gion.
5.0a week ago
I have been there during new year and they held some festival. Nice shrine.