This shrine was erected in 1895 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Kyoto. The massive 24m-high torii gate leads to the vermilion main building ringed by white sand. The innermost area is a spacious 10-hectare garden, which is designated a national scenic spot.
This is a famous cherry blossom spot with the best season being from early to mid April. The night illumination reflected on the pond creates a magical setting for flower viewing. Jidai Matsuri ('Festival of the Ages') held on October 22nd is one of top three Kyoto festivals and features a long procession people wearing costumes that represent different eras of Kyoto's 1200 years of history. The procession is as long as 2km and last about 3 hours.
PurposeFestivals,elderly,cherry blossom viewing,art,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 40km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.04 months ago
What a wonderful surprise! The grounds were absolutely beautiful and well worth wandering around. We also opted to walk through the garden space which was 600 yen per person. I would highly recommend it as the scenery was lovely and well worth the money. Very peaceful space! Be sure to allow yourself at least one hour to really see the area if you're also planning on walking through the gardens.
5.03 months ago
I think it’s worth to paid to go inside! In the season of spring, cherry blossom blooming, so beautiful! And there got so many kinds of Sakura for you to see. In fall season, I think the maple tree will show very romantic view. And the environment is very comfortable, as you are walking inside, you can feel the power of nature! Also it holds Japanese traditional wedding so often, you can meet it sometime, to see how Japanese culture works is great.
5.03 months ago
Beautiful Shrine งูๆปลาๆครับ a big beautiful garden. This is one of the best places to view Sakura. I like it so much that I went back to visit last week, four years after my previous visit. Highly recommended to all visitors to Kyoto. Within walking distances are other shrines and parks.
5.0a month ago
Very nice shrine and gardens! Place was big and not overly crowded. 600yen for an adult admission ticket to the gardens. Worth the visit!
4.02 months ago
Nicest Shrine I've seen in Japan so far. Worth the visit. Nice cafe and shops nearby for food and drinks as well.