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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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  • This temple is located near Gion and igshyama. We passed it several times as we visited nearby attractions while staying in Kyoto. The temple is not huge but has been around for a long time and very p...  more »
  • There is also a relationship located in the middle of the town, always crowded with tourists. Especially during the cherry blossom season, many stalls are connected to the inside from the precincts to Maruyama Park. Once visited, I think the right value is worth it.
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