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Gokonomiya-jinja Shrine御香宮神社


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)

phone 0756110559


Review of Gokonomiya Shrine

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Reviewed:2018/01/06 Another Bakumatsu Pilgrimage in Fushimi
Fushimi is located in the southern part of Kyoto City, and known with a famous Merchants' guardian deity, Fushimi Inari Shrine. The number of the visitors to the shrine scores the biggest in Kyoto...
Reviewed:2016/08/24 Famous shrine in Fushimi
It is an old shrine in Fushimi, located on the corner of Notional Route 24 and Otesuji. On its premises there are many touristic spots :a Tenmangu, springs, and even a no stage. The entrance gate of...
Reviewed:2016/06/23 Kyoto shrine
I could spend a lifetime visiting Kyoto shrines but this one is one of my favourites. It is so tranquil allowing you time to contemplate things. Very restful and, of course, full of meaning and...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Gokougumonzenchou 174 [ map ]
To-ji Temple / FushimiArea
open everyday
[Stone garden Admission fee to worship] Adults 200 yen, student 150 yen

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