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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

We walked into the shrine at 11pm and had the place to ourselves apart from a handful of other couple and two unobtrusive guards. The whole place was lit up with beautiful lanterns and we felt as if it was open just for us -...More

Thank micra1
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful complex. You cannot miss it. Everything looks freshly painted. I always use the entrance of Yasaka Shrine as my starting point of a walk towards Kiyomizudera via the Higashiyama district. I would advise all Kyoto visitors to take the same route. On the...More

2  Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Yakasa Shrine is now full of tourists at night time, compared with my visit to it ten years ago. The Shrine is of course a symbol of Gion and Kyoto, and of course has its attraction. But, welcoming numerous visitors a day has made this...More

Thank Annie C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stop by to see this at night - the lighting is beautiful the way it hits the gold and it is close to Gion so you can then wander through that area after you check out the shrine!

Thank Allison V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The shrine itself is not huge but it is absolutely humming during the Gion festival while we were there. 3 giant floats are on display in the centre and traditional entertainments are staged on the grounds. Food stalls lines the stairs and paths leading into...More

Thank captk2071
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Stunning temple with lots of beautiful things to see also has a nice shopping area close by. Enjoyed this.

Thank Vanessa M
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The Yasaka shrine is very popular, so at times the might be many tourists. We visited in July 2017 at 33C, which made the climb to the top a sweatty experience. It is really nice though. Definitely worth the effort. The signs are hard to...More

Thank Ole_Gorm
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Have been to Yasaka Shrine for a day tour. There are so many tourist during my visit that's why I didn't enjoy much. I would like to go back and see it again in spring season

Thank Ma Emelda V
Reviewed 8 July 2017

We entered from the side gate after visiting GION祇園and is on our way to Kamo River side. We have long heard and also visited other Yasaka Shrines (in Osaka and Fukuoka) but definitely a first to this in Kyoto. Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社), also known as...More

Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 7 July 2017

good to visit in on holidays. but if nice weather every day will be fine. it is a part of history in kyoto, near the hankyh and keihan railway station. easy to go to Osaka center and back go kyoto, center. best way walk along...More

Thank albertosR7320AZ
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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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.