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Goou Jinja Shinto Shrine護王神社


This Shinto shrine located in Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto City is primarily dedicated to Wake no Kiyomaro, who contributed to the construction of the ancient capital of Heian-Kyo. Kiyomaro’s older sister Wake no Hiromushi, is famous for having worked to aid orphans and is considered a god associated with child rearing. Based on the legend of Wake no Kiyomaro being saved from an assassin by the sudden appearance of 300 wild boar (inoshishi) on his way to exile in Usa, the shrine is protected by statues of boar in place of traditional lion-dogs and accordingly is nicknamed the “Inoshishi Jinja (Wild Boar Shrine).”


Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Kamigyo-ku Karasuma communication under Chojamachi Shitaru Okakuen-cho 385

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Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Kamigyo-ku Karasuma communication under Chojamachi Shitaru Okakuen-cho 385 [map]



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