Daishogun Hachi-jinja Shrine大将軍八神社
When Heian-kyo (the old Kyoto capital) was relocated in 794, it was at this Shinto shrine that Emperor Kammu came to pray to Hoshigami (god of stars), Daishogun to protect his imperial castle. There are 80 wooden images of Daishogun, designated as Important Cultural Properties. Daishogun is a god that wards off danger and misfortune.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Ichijouonmae Nishi 48
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kamigyou-ku Ichijouonmae Nishi 48 [map]
- open everyday (except Hotokuden)
- Free/[Hotekuden] 500 yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- View route from Station View route from Bus Stop View route from IC View route from Parking
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Kyoto Main Areas
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.