Gion / Yasaka Shrine

Gion / Yasaka Shrine

An old site that was established in 656, praying for the devastation of natural disasters and plague that hit various areas during the Heian era.
The Gion Festival held in July is famous as one of the three biggest festivals in Japan.
Among them, the Yamahori parade held on July 17 is a full spectacle.

Name Gion / Yasaka Shrine
Access · About 1 minute from "Karasuma Oike" station by subway Karasuma Line to "Shijo" station
 → About 2 minutes from "Karasuma" station on Hankyu Kyoto Line to "Kawaramachi" station
 → 15 minutes on foot from "Kawaramachi" station
Address Japan Kyoto City, Higashiyama-ku Gion machi, Kitagawa 625
URL http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/
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祇園・八坂神社

祇園・八坂神社

祇園・八坂神社

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Maruyama Park

The oldest park in Kyoto city and adjacent to the east of Yasaka Shrine.
In the center of the park there is a famous weeping cherry tree under the name of "Gion no Yozakura."

Approximately 800 cherry blossoms start to bloom from the middle of March and early April is the best time to see.
You can enjoy a splendid illumination in the evening.

円山公園の桜

円山公園の桜

円山公園の桜

円山公園の桜