Kifune-jinja Shrine, Sakyo

4.4
Head into the mountains to the north of the city to find Kifune-jinja Shrine, a peaceful Shinto shrine. Legend has it that a goddess rowed a yellow boat upriver from Osaka into the mountains here, and that the shrine was built where her boat journey ended. Upon entry to the shrine, dedicated to the god of water and rain, you'll receive a fortune written on a paper slip that shows its message when wet. The steps leading up to the main shrine, flanked on either side by traditional lanterns, create a captivating scene, so remember to bring your camera. With our custom trip planner, Kyoto attractions like Kifune-jinja Shrine can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • More than I thought. It's quiet. It seems to end considerably soon. There is not much high rice in the vicinity of your ship, so is it the observatory of the temple here? I brought it in a place like that. I thought that fortune telling was subtle.
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  • It is a shrine which enshrines the water god, and the fortune-telling shrine is also strange, and it is called the fortune-telling shrine. When the paper which had not been written yet was soaked in the god water of your ship, it was a 200 yen to tickle the sense of fun that the oracle came to the surface by the power of God. The principle is not difficult, but it was a little exciting mechanism for adults to see the letters appear on the paper of their choice. There was a fortune translation app in English for overseas directions, and many overseas guests were also drawn the lottery.
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  • Delightful and peaceful shrine! The stairway to the shrine is stunning and the area lovely. We also enjoyed a walk in the small town; this is really atmospheric. The walk from the train station is not great; planned for small change if you want to take the bus
  • Peaceful cute shrine in the mountain. Water fortune telling paper was fun and authentic, don’t need to worry if you can’t understand Japanese, there’s English and Chinese translation if you scan the QR code. The couple trees are amazing too.
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