vol.97:Power Spots In Kyoto In Spring

Spring is the beginning of the year from ancient times. People in Japan start their new life because the semester is started in April. The change of life makes them happy but sometimes anxious. So this time, we’d like to tell you about the great spots to visit when you start a new life.

o’o Shrine


Go’o Shrine is located on the western side of the Imperial Palace in Kyoto, celebrates Lord Wake no Kiyomaro. Those who have a problem with their foot and legs or athletes visit this shrine because the deity offers benefits on foot and legs. According to the legend, 300 boars protected Lord Wake no Kiyomaro, he got injured his leg, from his enemy. When he arrived at his destination with boars, his leg got cured. So many people pray for their health on foot.
Also, foot is thought to be a basement so the deity protects your basement, it means life and job.

【Information】
Address:
386, Shimochojimachi sagaru Okakuen Cho, Kamigyo Ku, Kyoto, 602-8011
Access:
・A 5-minute walk from Marutamachi Sta. on the Subway Karasuma line.
・Near the Karasuma Shimonochoja Cho” bus stop on the Kyoto Bus #51 at Kyoto Station
Time:
6:00~21:00 Shop 9:00~17:00
Admission Fee:
Free

Yasaka Koshindo


Yasaka Koshindo is one of the popular photogenic spots in Kyoto. It is in the Higashiyama area and near the Kiyomizudera Temple. It is a small temple and has many colorful charms at the site. It is called Kukurizaru, Hung monkeys, and it represents people’s state of mind. If you give up one of your greeds, one of your wishes comes true. If you have a bad habit like smoking or overeating, it is a good chance to quit it.

【Information】
Address:
390−1 Kinan Cho, Higashiyama Ku, Kyoto, 605-0828
Access:
・A 3-minute walk from “Kiyomizudo” bus stop on the Kyoto Bus #100,206 at Kyoto Station
Time:
9:00~17:00
Admission Fee:
Free

Byodoji Temple /InabaYakusi


InabaYakusi has been worshipped as the deity for getting rid of cancer since the Heian era (794-1185). It is said that a powerful court officer Yukihira Tachibana received a message from God and established the temple to take care of ill people. The main statue Yakusi Nyorai is the healing Buddha for curing and recovering from any diseases even cancer. It sells some lucky charms formed a bird which is for kids, so why don’t you get for your family?

【Information】
Address:
728 Inaba Cho, Shimogyo Ku, Kyoto, 600-8415
Access:
・A 5-minute walk from “Gojo” Sta. on the subway Karasuma line
・A 1-minute walk from “Karasuma Matsubara” bus stop on the Kyoto Bus #5,26 at Kyoto Station
Time:
6:00~17:00
Admission Fee:
Free

Daisyogunhachi Shrine


Daisyogunhachi Shrine is known as the protection for removing calamities related to the direction. Daishogun means the name of God of a star and it rules the bad direction, Tenmon on the Onmyodo, yin-yang philosophy. People who are going to go on a trip or start a new life visit this shrine because the shrine is related to the direction. In Japan, many people move and start a new life in spring so freshers, students or couples pray there.
It is said that if you take purification at the shrine, you can visit in any direction. Also, if you have the lucky charm sold at the shrine, it changes the bad direction to the good one.

【Information】
Address:
48 Nishimachi, Kamigyo Ku, Kyoto, 602-8374
Access:
・Just in front of “Kitanotenmangu mae” bus stop on the Kyoto Bus #50,101 at Kyoto Station
・A 5-minute walk from “Hakubai Cho” Sta. on the Keifuku line
Station
Time:
Free
Admission Fee:
Free

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