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Jonan-gu Shrine城南宮


A Shinto shrine in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City known as Katayoke no taisha (the Direction Warding Shrine). Emperor Shirakawa had a grand villa built here in the Heian period after his retirement, making the area into a political and cultural center. Rites were conducted here to pray for the emperor’s safety when he traveled to visit the temples of Kumano and the temple is still strongly popular among the faithful today for providing divine aid with construction, manufacturing, moving to a new location, traveling, and traffic safety. Visitors can enjoy seasonal flowers in the temple’s spacious garden. The temple holds Kyokusui no utage (Meandering Stream Banquets) in spring and autumn, events which are famed as displays of imperial elegance.

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place Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Nakajimatobarikyuchou 7
phone 0756230846

Review of Jonangu Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/03/14 Beautiful serene garden
I went to Jonangu shrine early March during the weekdays. Just a couple of tourist and group of local aunties around which is great for me taking my sweet time enjoying the beauty of the...
Reviewed:2017/11/17 Really interesting cultural event
I went to see the Kyo-kusui no Utage held on National Culture Day in November. Although I arrived 40 minutes before the start, I got one of the last available seats. The event is a poetry competition...
Reviewed:2017/04/01 Enjoy weeping plum blossom garden
This is the first year in my many years in Japan that I have truly enjoyed the Plum Blossoms. Typically, it is the cherry blossoms (Sakura) that is the most anticipated spring event - but this year...



Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Nakajimatobarikyuchou 7 [map]



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Shinen Admission feeAdults 600 yen, Elementary and Junior High School Students 400 yen
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Kyoto Main Areas


Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.