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Yasaka Koshindo Temple (八坂庚申堂)

Inside are colorful “kukuri saru.” Kukuri saru are charms of monkeys with their hands and feet tied, and warn people not to rush towards what they want. If one controls himself against their desire and then prays to the kukuri saru, their wish will be granted. In addition, on the six Koshin days of the year there is “konnyaku dak,” cooked konnyaku (paste made from starch of arum roots). It is said that if one faces north and silently eats three kukuri saru-shaped konnyaku, they will live with sound health.

place

Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kinenchou 390 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755412565
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Yasaka Koshin-Do

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/09/28 Unusual and Colorful
We had just visited the Kiyomizu Temple and were walking through the Higashiyama area of Kyoto. I happened to look down an alley to my left and saw many colorful balls, hanging like garlands from a...
Reviewed:2020/08/16 Photogenic
Located just beside Yasaka Pagoda, Koshin-Do is one of the major touristic spots in this area. The buildings are beautifully decorated with colorful balls, on which the wish of donators is expressed...
Reviewed:2019/03/26 Kimono convention
All the girls in kimonos come here to make photos for Instagram. So it’s a good spot to make some photos of them, I think lol 80% of the people were girls in a kimono when I was there.

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Address
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Higashiyama-ku Kinenchou 390 [map]
Area
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Phone
0755412565
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
English Menu
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.