Yuki-jinja Shrine

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Yuki-jinja Shrine

The temple is located on the premises of Kurama Temple. The following deities are worshipped here: Ookuninushi-no-Mikoto and Sukunahikona-no-Mikoto, who are the gods of medical treatment and matchmaking. The deity, Yuki Daimyojin that had been originally enshrined in the Imperial Palace was transferred here during the Heian Period (794-1185). The Hall of Worship, designated an Important Cultural Property was rebuilt by Toyotomi Hideyori and is a valuable piece of the Momoyama Period architecture.

The Kurama Fire Festival held every October 22nd is especially famous and one of the three most eccentric festivals of Kyoto. Men with 500 torches and other men carrying a mobile shrine walk around wearing only a loincloth. Torches are gathered to create a big fire enveloping the place with heated air.


10 minutes from Kurama Station on Eizan Densetsu Line.

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Description: Yuki-jinja Shrine

Sights Yuki-jinja Shrine (由岐神社)
Address 1073 Kurama-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone / Fax Phone: 075-741-1670 / Fax: 075-741-3220
Duration 30Minutes
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
Spring (March - May)
Summer (June - August) Autumn (September - November)
Recommended target Family Couples Groups Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller

Map: Yuki-jinja Shrine