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Shrine

Jonangu

Area

South




Highlight
Built by Emperor Kammu in 794 on establishment of Heiankyo (now Kyoto) as the nation's capital. The shrine is visited by followers from all over Japan who come to pray for divine protection in construction moving house travels, road safety, etc.


Details
Built by Emperor Kanmu in 794 on establishment of Heiankyo (now Kyoto) as the nation's capital. Since then the three deities in this shrine have been worshipped together as protectors of the nation. Toward the end of the Heian Period former emperor Goshirakawa built a majestic villa here (Jonan Rikyu / Toba Rikyu) from which he ruled in retirement. The district thus became the political and cultural centre and was further enlivened by many festivals and public events. Today the shrine is visited by followers from all over Japan who come to pray for divine protection in construction moving house travels road safety and so on. Kyokusui-no-utage is perhaps the best known of the shrine's many events. Held in spring and autumn this festival is a colourful portrait of the Heian court


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Shrine

Jonangu

Area

South

Open

9:00am to
4:30pm

Admission

500 Yen
Highschool: 400 Yen / Jr. HS & Elementary: 300 Yen

Address

7 Tobarikyu-cho Nakajima Fushimi-ku Kyoto City

Tel No.

+81-75-623-0846

URL

http://www.jonangu.com/


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