Yasaka Jinja Shrine

Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社, Yasaka Jinja) or Gion Shrine, is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto. The shrine is located between Gion District and Higashiyama District, making it a spot that’s relatively easy to visit when walking between the two districts or to Kawaramachi Station. In this post, I’ll share some photos of Yasaka Shrine and offer tips for visiting.
One thing I won’t do is review Yasaka Shrine. It just seems unnecessary. Not only is Yasaka Shrine free and open 24-hours, but it’s a spot you will literally stumble upon if visiting other places we recommend in Kyoto. Yasaka Shrine is one of the places we visit in Kyoto the most, and save for our first trip, it’s always unintentional.


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