Founded in 1895 for the 1,100th anniversary of the relocation of the capital city to the Heian-kyo, the shrine reproduces the Imperial Palace of the Heian-kyo. It enshrines Emperor Kanmu and Emperor Komei.
The shrine to the north of the main hall of Kiyomizu-dera Temple, whose spirit is worshipped as a deity of marriage. A pair of guardian stones in the grounds known as ”Koi uranai-no-Ishi” dates back to the Jomon period.
The head shrine of all Gion satellite shrines throughout Japan. Local residents call the shrine ”Gion-san.”
A shrine to visit for breaking bad habits or starting good ones
Having many children themselves, rabbits symbolize safe child-rearing here
Famous for its cherry blossoms and being one of Kyoto’s three Kumano Shrines
Here resides the god who watches over Kyoto's kitchens