Awata Shrine, Kyoto
Awata Shrine Reviews
This is a pleasant little neighborhood shrine near in the Westin Hotel on Sanjo. In a city with at least 1200 temples and shrines this one is not remarkable. It is most famous for its festival held in... more »
古くから京都の入口として栄えた地域です。素戔嗚尊、大己貴命をお祀りし旅の安全祈願にご利益が有るようですね。登るときは結構な階段も有りご注意を、その代わり登れば高台からの景色も見られます。刀工を祀る摂社の為かどうか知りませんが、絵馬も剣の様な形をしているのが興味深いです。 more »It is a region that flourished as the entrance of Kyoto from ancient times. Also respects, you seem to have a profit to pray for the safety of your trip enshrines your life. There is a fine staircase when you climb, and you can see the scenery from the hill if you climb it. I do not know whether it is for enshrined Sesha, but it is interesting that EMA is shaped like a sword.
My favourite shrine in japan, despite the steps
It seems to have been revered as a guardian God of the safety of the travel from ancient times facing Awtaguchi that the Tokaido passes. There is a book which writes that the east and West road of Awada Shrine is the former Tokaido Road, but the street along the current Sanjo Dori is exactly the same as the map of the Edo period, And, because the road which seems to be the east and West road of two birds is drawn on the line south of the Tokaido as a road leading to the temple of Foshan, I think that the tokaido that the Edo shogunate maintained at least was now Sanjo Dori. In any case, on top of the stone steps, there is a quiet and pleasant precincts with an open view.
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