Ota-jinja Shrine is an auxiliary shrine of Kamigamo Shrine, dedicated to Ame-no-Uzume.
This temple is famous for its irises that bloom on the floating island that used to be a part of Ota marsh. It is designated as an Important Natural Monument. The flowers bloom in the end of May and many people come to see them. The pond was mentioned in the Heian Period’s (794-1185) "Waka Poetry" and its beauty remains unchanged ever since.
Bus: Take the Kyoto City Bus and get off at Kamigamo-jinja-mae Bus Stop. The shrine is then ten minutes on foot from there.
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Description: Ota-jinja Shrine
|Sights||Ota-jinja Shrine (大田神社)|
340 Kamigamo-Motoyama, Kita-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Phone / Fax||Phone: 075-781-0011|
|Closed dates||7 days open|
Spring (March - May)Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November) Winter (December - February)
|Recommended target||Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller|
Map: Ota-jinja Shrine