Kifune Shrine
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Kifune Shrine

Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Kifune Shrine is dedicated to the god of water and rain and believed to be the protector of those at sea. Here you can obtain a unique type of fortune written on paper slips (omikuji) that reveal their messages when dipped into water. Okunomiya, the inner sanctum and original site of Kifune Shrine, lies about one kilometre further up the valley. It has a large rock, known as the boat stone, which is said to be where the goddess' yellow boat is buried.

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Japan, 〒601-1112 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Sakyo Ward, Kuramakibunecho, 180


Kibune is connected with central Kyoto by Eizan Railway. The one way trip along the Eizan Kurama Line from Demachi-Yanagi Station to Kibune-guchi Station takes 30 minutes and costs 420 yen. Trains depart every 15-20 minutes. From Kibune-guchi Station, it is a further five-minute bus ride (160 yen one way, departures timed to the trains) or a 20-30 minute walk up the road to Kifune Shrine.

Phone Number

+81 75-741-2016

Working Hours

6:00 to 20:00 (until 18:00 from December to April)



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