Jonan-gu Shrine

Shrine
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.

Spot details

Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Nakajimatobarikyuchou 7
Phone
0756230846
Hours
[Kamien Visit Reception hours] 9:00-16:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Kamien Admission fee] [Adult] 800yen [Elementary school students] 500yen
Parking Lot
Available(200spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Large but quiet Shrine and Garden
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.12.10
    The Shrine had been built south of Heian Kyoto in 794 to protect the capital. The five separate gardens were large and striking with Kyokusui-no-utage held twice annually in spring and the fall. It...
  • Beautiful, peaceful
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.06.22
    Jonangu Shrine is ancient, but its gardens date from the 1960s. Don’t let that put you off! They are definitely worth a visit. There are five separate gardens, each with a distinct character of its...
  • A little early cherry blossom viewing
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.04.04
    とてもキレイな庭園でした。桜の満開にはまだ早かったようです。満開の桜だったらもっとステキな庭園になるんだろうな?It was a very beautiful garden. But the cherry blossoms didnt bloom very much. How wonderful would it be to be a full bloom cherry...

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