All Japanese Shrines in Sakyo

Japanese Shrines are sacred buildings of the Shinto religion, an indigenous religion to Japan. The primary objective of a Shinto Shrine is to store and protect sacred objects, kami. These objects are said to be enshrined. Most Shinto Shrines feature a honden, the primary building where the sacred objects, kami are stored. An exception to this is where the sacred object is a mountain or similarly large object. Some shrines contain halls for worship, known as haiden.

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    Sudo-jinja Shrine

    Sudo-jinja Shrine enshrines the spirit of Prince Sawara Shinno, the son of Emperor Konin, who died in 785AD. Prince Sawara Shinno was also the younger brother of Emperor Kanmu who was the founder of the city of Kyoto. Prince Sawara was accused of ploting to seize power and was arrested, Read more [...]

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    Otoyo Shrine

    Otoyo-jinja Shrine (Kyoto) is one of the shrines along Kyoto’s Philosopher’s Walk. Otoyo-jinja Shrine is popular with Japanese who seek health, cure for illness, good fortune, long life and assistance with matchmaking.

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    Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine

    Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine, also known as Kuma Nonyakuoji Shrine, is particularly popular for its Autumn leaves when the leaves of the surrounding trees have turned various shades of orange and red. Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine Kyoto is along Kyoto’s Philosopher’s Walk. Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine was established by retired emperor Goshirakawa in Read more [...]

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    Heian Jingu Shrine

    Heian Jingu is a Shinto Shrine in Kyoto. Heian Jingu is famous for having the largest torii in Japan and its beautiful Japanese Pond Garden (chisen-shoyu-teien or shinden-zukuri), which is one of only two in Japan and stunning cherry blossom in Spring.

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    Shimogamo Shrine

    Shimogamo Shrine is part of a pair of shrines in Kyoto. The other part of the pair isKamigamo Shrine. Shimogamo Shrine is one of the oldest shrines in Japan and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and forms part of the 3Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Read more [...]