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Goo Shrine

#142 of 1,383 things to do in Kyoto
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Nice to see a small shrine

Enjoyed our visit to the Goo shrine after our visit to Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds. Stamped our... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Sean F
Interesting history

We stumbled onto this shrine by accident having left the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds by a... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
Vickie W
Seattle, Washington
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24 Jun 2018
“Historical Shinto shrine”
10 Nov 2017
“Nice to see a small shrine”
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385 Okakuencho, Karasuma-dori Shimochojacho Sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto 602-8011, Kyoto Prefecture
Nishijin District
+81 75-441-5458
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

One of the most see Shinto Shrine in Kyoto. Located across the street from the Imperial Villa. This is a Shinto Shrine and not a Buddhist temple, it might be good to read up on the difference between a shrine and a Buddhist temple before...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

Enjoyed our visit to the Goo shrine after our visit to Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds. Stamped our goshuin books. Worth a quick look.

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Reviewed 4 May 2017

We stumbled onto this shrine by accident having left the Kyoto Imperial Palace grounds by a different gate than the one we used to enter. The Goo Shrine isn't very large and is dedicated to Lord Wake no Kiyomaro, a hero who blocked the usurpation...More

Thank Vickie W
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Goo Shrine is dedicated to Wakeno Kitomaro, an nobleman in Heian Period. As he traveled, he was guided by wild boars and thanks to them escaped from a dangerous situation. This is why there are many miniatures of wild boars in this shrine. There is...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2016

A very popular among locals small temple in a few steps from Emperor Palace. Its dedicated to the boars because they have saved a badly wounded samurai bringing him for many killometres to this temple where his legs and feet injuries were successfully treated. So...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2015

The GOO shrine is right beside the hotel Garden Palace and one can see the monuments even later in the evening. The central target is the boar, where the story is, in the 7th century, a japanese count tried to save the emporers line and...More

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Nishijin District
A district with a long textile heritage, ancient Kyoto
is still alive in the Nishijin District. Studded with
its weaving factories, tea houses, and onsen, the
neighborhood is charming and peaceful with a
self-possessed air. Less traveled than other parts of
the city, it is a district where you can take it at
your own pace. Visitors can explore the many weaving
and cloth houses, the free kimono shows, and the many
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