A Shinto shrine located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City dedicated to Empress Jingu, the goddess of easy childbirth. Originally called Mimoro-jinja Shrine, it was given the name Gokonomiya (the Fragrant Shrine) by Emperor Seiwa when a spring welled forth on the grounds that carried a wonderful fragrance and was found to cure illness. The shrines Fushimi Festival, which involves a parade of the principle object of worship and which is held at the beginning of October, is considered the best such festival in the country. The parade includes a pair of lion-dogs, three portable shrines, a parade of people in samurai dress, and great numbers of parishioners. On the 1st and the 8th, artful flower umbrellas are carried around by parishioners from around the area, who party late into the night.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Gokougumonzenchou 174 (To-ji Temple / FushimiArea)
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- Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Gokougumonzenchou 174 [ map ]
- open everyday
- [Stone garden Admission fee to worship] Adults 200 yen, student 150 yen
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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.