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Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto

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Founded in 656, Yasaka Shrine remains one of Kyoto's most popular shrines, especially appealing to tourists during the cherry blossom season. View the honden (the most sacred area of a Shinto shrine) and the oratory within the main hall before checking out the performance stage lined with hundreds of lanterns. In early April, when cherry blossoms are in bloom, the temple is especially busy, as it is during the summer festival of Gion Matsuri in July. Take a look at our Kyoto vacation planning site to schedule your visit to Yasaka Shrine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The big red gate is impressive. There were some stalls when I passed through the gate. The light-up at night was very beautiful. A lot of Westerners came to take pictures.
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  • Who's this place? Where am I? It was a feeling. I often come to the vicinity, i went after a long time for the red seal. That? In spite of weekdays, there used to be stalls? And the male and female couples in yukata from that country are in a state of dare. It's not so much a shrine as a meher.
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