This shrine can certainly not compete with the major shrines in Kyoto. Still, it is a very nice temple on the top of a fill. It offers an authentic experience away from the mainstream touristic circuits.
The main building of Iwashimizu Hachimangu was newly listed as a national treasure. This vividly red and impressive building is worthy to take a look. As I went there on the occasion of new year, the shrine was overcrowded. We took a cableway, but actually you can also walk by steps.
This shrine is less famous compring with the near-by Fushimi Inari but definitely worth visiting. One gets off at the Yahata City Station of the Keihan railways which is about 25 minutes from Gion/Kawarach area. The shrine is on top of the hill and you can use their cable-car or climb on foot. We walked and it was really nice.... 更多
This shrine in Yawata might be overshadowed by all the famous shrines in Kyoto City, nevertheless it's a well maintained site. We went there for our daughter's blessing and enjoyed that particular ceremony. There are two ways to get to this shrine; by cable car (from Yawatashi-station on the Keihan line) or by car via tiny back roads (set your... 更多
I used to live in Kadoma, Osaka, and it was my family ritual to visit this old, red, Shinto shrine, in the first three days of year. There are dozen booths selling various sweets and junk toys but the number of vendors is no comparison from their heydays in 1970s and 80s. Japanese are atheists. No one knows anything about... 更多
On top of a mountain in red, black and gold is the Shinto Shrine of the Japanese. Awesome architecture, brilliant... 更多