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This shrine locates at the foot of the mountain which accommodates the Enryakuji.
We stopped by on our way and find it very relaxing but sorry to say that the Enryakuji overwhelmed us. But I was told that this shrine is very old and prestigious.
I didn't plan to visit this place but I walked along it and I had some spare time to spend. It was on the 5th day of my Kyoto trip so I got a bit bored by the temples and shrines but overall, it was...More
The temple grounds are very large , forest kind of area , no amazing things , Just near the entrance there are 3 stone bridges and a rather large leaning pine tree...but if you go in Autumn it is lit up and they have Taiko...More
This collection of shrines is OK. The buildings are very old and all the paint is peeling or faded. The grounds are very natural, so no gardens or anything to enjoy. There's a structure up on the mountainside but getting there looks terrifying so I...More
Every April 12th, rain or shine, the local faithful gather for this festival. In the evening, two massive palanquins (& flanked by torch-bearers) are carried by dozens of men from the top of the mountain to inside the shrine. Get there early for the best...More
The ancient Shinto gods of Japan love to reside on forested hillsides where springs run clear. This is one of the oldest (8th century, rebuilt in the 17th) and most beautiful of them all, at the foot of Mt. Hiei on Lake Biwa in Otsu,...More