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


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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5.0a week ago

The Yasaka Shrine area had the most beautiful, elaborate, and massive temples and shrines we saw throughout our entire visit to Japan. Some of the structures are simply breathtaking. Beautiful to behold. I highly recommend that you visit here. there are monks that actively pray here, and we heard many of them chanting and praying in the background during our visit.

5.0a month ago

Very pretty temple and shrine. The park is definitely worth it for cherry blossom picnic. There are a lot of different little street food places around. You can get free tatami to lay on top of the grass and enjoy a nap and the beautiful colors. It can be a bit crowded but clearly a nice atmosphere.

5.0a month ago

This shrine beautiful. Located in central Kyoto and famous for it's yearly festival, it was definitely a great experience. I went at night so it was very somber and quiet. Lots of local cats seem to live and hang around the area so that was added fun. Food and drink stands were around for the local hanami this time of year and a park is right next door. Check it out!

5.0a month ago

Lovely shrine just outside of the main shopping district. It's a lovely shrine and is open late. Lots of nearby food and craft vendors. It has a farmer's market vibe. It's lovely at night.

5.0a month ago

I love every temple and shrine in Japan, everything like zen, this one is one of the beautiful shrine and if i think again this shrine is not far from Kyoto station, only use one time Bus with number 206 if im not mistaken.
walk in the evening you will see dazzling sunset from the gate of the shrine...
aah memorable place, will back again for sure...