Atago Shrine (愛宕神社)
This Shinto shrine is located an hour and a half to a two hour climb from the Shikimigahara, Kiyotaki, and Mizuo trailheads. This shrine is the head of all the around 900 Atago shrines in the country. Originally founded as the Hakuunji Temple in 781, the temple was later abolished in the Meiji period and later resurrected in the modern day as a Shinto shrine. The shrine is believed to protect worshippers from fires and is also widely known as a sacred place which bustles with visitors from not only within the prefecture but also across Japan. During the Sennichi Tsuyasai festival, held from the evening of July 31 until the early morning of August 1 each year, the approach to the shrine is lit up with torches, attracting tens of thousands of visitors.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Ukyou-ku Sagatagochou (Ayashiyama / SaganoArea)
9:00-16:00 (Sunday of 1000 Sunday is the end of Dinner, Winter season is to prevent danger, from 15:00 to 15:30)
- 9:00-16:00 (Sunday of 1000 Sunday is the end of Dinner, Winter season is to prevent danger, from 15:00 to 15:30)
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.