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It's a shrine located in the neighbourhood (as opposed to the large ones many people visit). Worth a visit if in the area though, and interested in the Shinto pantheon. This shrine is linked to Susanoo no Mikoto, god of sea and storms. Don't expect...More
Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Chris V
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's most gorgeous architectural gems, including the majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
district now boasts some of its most remote and peaceful hot springs, as well as a few of its best family-run mom-and-pop restaurants. A blend of extremely local at its outskirts, and highly peopled at its tourist centers, Northern Kyoto nonetheless retains a halcyon air in harmony with nature.