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,spiritual places,cherry blossom viewing,art,sightseeing,major
Airport/Sta.Kiyomizu-gozyo sta. (about 2.6km) Google Transit
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5.08 months ago
I spent New Year's Eve here. It was very beautiful. All the staff were very nice and helpful. It's definately worth a visit.
5.02 months ago
Beautiful shrine complex with a lot of open space and well-kept buildings. No crowds when we visited which allowed the kids to explore the grounds while the adults admired the buildings. Be sure to check out the four statues representing the four cardinal directions (blue dragon - East; white tiger - West; black turtle - North; and I can’t remember - South).
5.03 weeks ago
I didn’t get chance to visit garden may be i was too early 6am 😜 but shrine itself was so beautiful and big .
5.02 months ago
My biggest regret is coming here afternoon that the garden already closed, great view for a little late bloom sakura. So if you went to keage incline and it was past peak of sakura, I highly recommend you to come to the garden just behind the shrine, the entrance was 600 yen if I'm not mistaken
4.011 months ago
Enjoyed especially a slow stroll through the nice garden. 600 JPY admission.