Most Famous Shrines in KYOTO

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Hello! I’m Honu!
Today, I would like to introduce top 3 famous shrines in Kyoto!

In Shinto thought, there are so much type of gods, and each gods gives us different benefits.
So, we can choose which shrine to go, based on benefits we want.
In this page, I want to share you this 5 shrines below.

  1. Heian Jingu Shrine
  2. Fushimi Inari Shrine
  3. Shimogamo Shrine

Heian Jingu Shrine

Heian Jingu is located in the east of Kyoto city.
Here is the most famous shrine in Kyoto, and I think is one of the most famous shrine in Japan.
It has a very big ‘Torii'(a gate of shrine), and that torii is the Biggest one in Japan.
It is said that Heian Jingu gives us benefits of good Marriage Tie, Learning, Business.
Heian Jingu is located near the station. You can easily access there from Higashiyama station or Jingu Marutamachi station. It is 30 minutes far from Kyoto station.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Fushimi Inari is the second famous shrine in Kyoto. It is located in the south of Kyoto city, a little south from Kyoto station.
Fushimi Inari is famous by it’s beautiful Toriis.
Benefits of Fushimi Inari are Learning, Business, and Safe Delivery.
It also locates near the station, and you it takes 5 minutes walk from the Fushimi Inari station or Inari station. It requires only 10 minutes from Kyoto station.

Shimogamo Shrine

Shimogamo Shrine is the third famous shrine in Kyoto and it is to be one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto.
It was founded Before Christ, it appears in the Japanese oldest history book “Nihon Shoki”.
Of course the buildings were rebuild some times, but you can feel serenity at the shrine.
The buildings are not luxury and not big though, you will be satisfied to the atmosphere.
The benefit of this shrine is said to be a good Marriage Tie.
I really recommend you to visit Here, if you go to Kyoto.
It locate near the Demachiyanagi station, and it’s about 50 minutes far from Kyoto station.