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Yasaka Shrine

625 Gion Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 , Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-6155
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625 Gion Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0073 , Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-6155
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Reviewed 2 days ago

It is a nice shrine to visit especially during the night when the place is well lit up. During the day, u cant miss this shrine as the bright orangy red colour will attract you to the place. The main gate is quite spectacular and...More

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If I were reviewing this for just the day time, I'd say it was pretty average. A beautiful shrine in Gion, very busy, with some street food stalls However! At night, the shrine is spectacular. Luckily my apartment was on the same street, so I...More

Thank Jordan D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can go to Fushimi Inary, Yasaka Jinja, most of the famous Shrine in Kyoto just using Keihan Line. Keihan line to Demachiyanagi. since we went from Osaka, from the sembayashi station took about 52 min, fare is 390 Yen you can go all the...More

1  Thank Dendy W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled at this shrine on our way to Gion and what an amazing surprise. It's massive with loads little beautiful praying spots where people actually go to pray. There were nice selection of food right by the entrance.

Thank marjan_k
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice place I would like to recommend visiting especially during the late evening and night when all the lanterns are lighted. So beautiful, so romantic!

Thank Tatjana K
Reviewed 21 May 2017

I would recommend visiting this shrine both during the day and evening when it is lit up. There are a lot of nice food options during the day and the pond was a nice resting point after walking to Gion. At night, the front portion...More

Thank themanofec
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Super busy during golden week, the shrine is nice, although the best part is the park. I really liked the shallow muddy ponds, seeing the fish and turtles trying to crawl through the mud. Other than that, nothing special

Thank Robert K
Reviewed 9 May 2017

This is where you go if you want to experience beautiful and serene lanterns in the still night with the forest whispering around you. Yasaka Shrine is mostly crowded in the morning with food vendors and tourists, not many knows that its beauty truly came...More

Thank stella l
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The orange-colored shrine stood out brightly in Gion area particularly at noon when the sun shines on it. There were many food stalls around the site and many local people come here to spend hours to eat, drink and enjoy themselves underneath the beautiful cherry...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

a lovely shrine to visit, including nearby Maruyama Park and markets at the front of the shrine. Wonderful location close to Gion, and walking distance to Kyomizu temple. Bus stops right out front make it very easy to access.

Thank Azette L
Gion is Kyoto's famed Geisha District (called "Geiko"
in Kyoto). Though Gion's many tea houses and
entertainment restaurants are closed to foreigners,
Geiko and Maiko in their traditional makeup with
gilded hair in full kimono can be seen drifting the
streets on their way to and from work, where they fan
dance, sing, and play instruments for customers. Gion
lights up at night, when the ancient-looking streets
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Are there lanterns year-round and they lit them up every night?
8 January 2017|
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Response from tigger2594 | Reviewed this property |
Lanterns are lit, each evening. Makes for a lovely photo. There was an area for donations but it's. it pushy.