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Kumano Nyakuoji-jinja Shrine熊野若王子神社


Kumano Nyakuoji-jinja Shrine is counted as one of Kyoto’s three Kumano shrines. The shrine’s sacred trees, 400 year old nagi conifers, were used as trees in purification ceremonies for people visiting Ise and Kumano shrines. There is a cherry blossom festival on the first Sunday of every April, crowded with people who come to appreciate the Taisho koto (Japanese harp with two to five strings) or shigin (Chinese poem recital) performances. It is also a famous spot for viewing the changing leaves in autumn.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nyakuoujichou 2 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)

phone 0757717420

Grounds All day
[business operations] 9:00-17:00

Review of Kumano Nyakuoji Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/11/14 NICE VISUAL EFFECT
This shrine has an unusual attraction, it must be the lanterns that adorn the exterior. If there visit it, but dont need to go out of your way.
Reviewed:2018/04/19 Quiet and peaceful shrine
Kumano Nyakuoji Shrine is located along the Philosophers Walk. The place is very quiet with not much visitors. Some sakura trees are blosooming around the shrine and the place can be regarded as a...
Reviewed:2016/12/28 Peaceful place and starting point for Philosphers walk if starting at the South End
Its a small, peaceful shrine that puts you into the right mind set for the walk on the Philosophers path. Dont go out of the way to visit it unless you are doing the Philosophers path.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Nyakuoujichou 2 [ map ]
Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea
Grounds All day
[business operations] 9:00-17:00
open everyday
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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.

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