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Yasaka Shrine, Kyoto

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Founded in 656, Yasaka Shrine remains one of Kyoto's most popular shrines, especially appealing to tourists during the cherry blossom season. View the honden (the most sacred area of a Shinto shrine) and the oratory within the main hall before checking out the performance stage lined with hundreds of lanterns. In early April, when cherry blossoms are in bloom, the temple is especially busy, as it is during the summer festival of Gion Matsuri in July. Take a look at our Kyoto vacation planning site to schedule your visit to Yasaka Shrine and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • This shrine is famous for gion festival in the summer. I visit this temple in december so there is no festival and not crowded at all.  more »
  • Famous shrine at the Gion, famous Geisha District, looks amazing from the street, we walked there on the rainy day, not too many tourists around. Very nice during night with lights on.  more »

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