Yoshida-jinja Shrine

A Shinto shrine located on Mt. Yoshida in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City. The shrine was founded to protect the capital of Heian-kyo by Fujiwara no Yamakage in 859. The gods enshrined in its first and second halls ward against evil and provide good fortune. The god in the third hall is dedicated to scholarship, while the god of the fourth hall grants special favor to women. The shrine is famous for its Setsubun Festival, a tradition which dates back to the Muromachi period (1333–1568) and which is held for three days centering around Setsubun (the last day of winter in the traditional calendar). Visited by hundreds of thousands each year, the grounds bustle with shrinegoers seeking prayer slips to ward off evil and gardenia colored amulets sold at its many stands.

Spot details

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Yoshidakaguraokachou 30 map map Map
[Opening Hours] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
[Admission fee]Free
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Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (However, it is difficult to visit the company alone because there are many gravel roads in Grounds)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (However, admission to the main shrine near the office and prayers is not possible)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Yoshida Temple
    5.0 Reviewed : 2021.01.12
    This temple is is a must to visit while in Kyoto. For good photos I recommend to be at this place in an early morning before it gets too crowded.
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.14
    It is just what the title says, it is a small temple servicing a neighborhood. It is well kept up for the upscale area.
  • Comfortable area
    4.0 Reviewed : 2016.11.19
    Most of the sightseeing place of Kyoto has crowded. But when we came in this shrine there was very few people. Shrine is in mountain and also near the Kyoto university. Very nice view and pleasant...

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