Kitashirakawaten Shrine, Kyoto
Kitashirakawaten Shrine Reviews
北白川仕伏町にある北白川地区の氏神として知られる神社です。橋を渡って神域に入ると、１３５段の長い石段があります。深い森に囲まれて拝殿・本殿がありとてもひっそりしていますが雰囲気があります。隠れた桜の名所でもあります。 more »It is a shrine known as the God of the North Shirakawa district in Kitashirakawa-cho. When you cross the bridge into the realm, you will find 135 long stone steps. Surrounded by a deep forest, there is a shrine and a main shrine, and there is atmosphere though it is very quiet. It is also a famous place of hidden cherry blossoms.
年末に訪れました。銀閣寺の少し北にあり、銀閣寺より以前にある由緒のある神社です。白川にかかる橋を渡り、鳥居をくぐると長い石段が続いています。小さな神社で、ほかに参拝者はいませんでしたが、うっすら雪化粧していてとてもきれいでした。 more »I visited at the end of the year. It is a little north of Ginkakuji and a venerable shrine that is earlier than Ginkakuji. It crosses the bridge to Shirakawa, and passes through the Torii, and the long stone steps continue. There were no other worshippers in the small shrine, but it was very beautiful with a little snow makeup.
Kitashirakawa Tenjingu Shrine : This shrine is built at the end of the 15th century by the famous shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimasa. He is the key person for prosperous aspects of Japanese culture such as the noh tradition, the way of tea, shoin style architecture etc. The shrine is located north of Ginkakuji Temple which used to be a private villa of Ashikaga Yoshimasa. It is said that whenever he headed for Ginkakuji Temple, his horse acted up on his way and this shrine was built in this location which is a gate of Ogre as well as the gate way to Yamagoe Drive to Mt. Hiei. Kitashirakawa Tenjin-gu is the very head shrine in charge of the most important god of the whole Kitashirakawa area. 北白川天神宮は我故郷「北白川」の氏神さんです。足利義政より文明年間、義政の別荘に相当する銀閣寺に向かう際、銀閣寺近くで必ず馬が暴れることから、都の鬼門の方向であり山中越えの入り口にも相当するこの地に造られました。( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide Masayuki Iwasa with Kitashirakawa Tenjin-gu Shrine chief priest Mitsuyoshi Osaki 北白川天神宮・宮司）大嵜 充克 )
I cross Shirakawa, and a relatively long staircase goes to the short approach. The stairs are mossy in some places and feel the atmosphere. There is a big tree, and the history is felt. There are several other companies in the main shrine as you climb the stairs. The surrounding woods are also groomed or I feel the brightness. I was able to spend it quietly in the image that the person in the area was used well.
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