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Yasaka Shrine
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Yasaka Shrine

Temple in Kyoto, Japan

Yasaka-jinja (jinja means shrine) respects Susanoo-no-mikoto, Kushiinadahime-no-mikoto, and Yahashira-no-mikogami. Susanoo-no-mikoto is a great god in Japanese mythology, known for his defeat of Yamata-no-orochi (a large serpent with eight heads: a symbol of many disasters), redemption of Kushiinadahime-no-mikoto, and produced the ground great-discernment on the earth.

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Address

625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0073, Japan

Transportation

About a five-minute walk from Keihan Gion Shijo Station. About an eight-minute walk from Hankyu Kawaramachi Station. About a 15-minute drive from JR Kyoto Station. A short walk from the bus stop for the city municipal bus on route number 206.

Phone Number

+81 75-561-6155

Website

http://www.yasaka-jinja.or.jp/en/

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