Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Yasaka Shrine

- 八坂神社 -
Traveler Friendly
No English leaflet is available
Information
Some of souvenirs are in English in the shop
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1878 51 8.7 1 reviews
Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Yasaka Shrine

- 八坂神社 -
Traveler Friendly
No English leaflet is available
Information
Some of souvenirs are in English in the shop
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1878 51 8.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Shrine attracting many people to pray for success and prosperity
Yasaka Shrine is located right in the center of town, Gion, where many people visit to enjoy shopping and sightseeing. Yasaka means "eight slopes" with many opinions surrounding the origin of it's name. Mainly it is told that the origin is from Yasaka-no-mitsuko who used to be someone in the samurai class. The building structure is unique among the shrines of Japan. Generally shrines are built separating the main shrine where priest pray with areas where visitors pray. However, both of them are located in the same and built to be in closer bond between them. They have some interesting spots to pray for business and for beauty. In addition, Yasaka Shrine plays a major roles in Gion Festival which has 1,100 years of history and is held every year from July 1st to July 31st.
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8.7 Excellent
experience8.0 access10.0 photogenic8.0
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Aug. 10, 2017
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Open Hours
Does not close
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
None
Price range
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Not accepted
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