Saturday, December 7, 2013

Gion Matsuri Yasaka Shrine @ Kyoto, Japan

Yasaka shrine is responsible for Kyoto's main festival - the Gion Matsuri, which takes place in July. The Shinto shrine is small in comparison with many in Kyoto, but it boasts an impressive display of lanterns. Visitors usually need to pass thru Yasaka shrine in order to visit Maruyama park which is famous for cherry blossom.

Yasaka shrine. Bright orange colour.

Entrance to Yasaka shrine.

A group of school children visiting the shrine.

Many lanterns on the stage.

Names on the lanterns.

Visitors paying their respect in the shrine.

The stage at night.

Bamboo shoot with Kobe beef on the street food stall.

GPS/Coordinate: 35.003624, 135.778531
Address: 625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0073, Japan
Admission fee: Free.
Public transport: Gion Shijo Station on Keihan main line.


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