Spiritual places in Kyoto
There are many spiritual places all over the world, but there are also many spiritual places in the Kyoto, where you can benefit from visiting and feel the mysterious power just by being there.
Among them, I will introduce the places where I actually visited and recommend.
- Hokoku Mausoleum
- Imakumano Shrine 900-year-old Giant tree
- Yasui konpira-gu
- Jishu shrine
- Shimogamo Shrine Tadasu-no-Mori
- Seimei Shrine
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It’s a place where you can feel the power
The first spiritual place I would like to introduce is the Hokoku Mausoleum, which is the graveyard of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, who unified the country during the Samurai period.
Located in Higashiyama, Kyoto City, the entrance is on a hill beyond Kyoto Women’s University.
At the entrance, make a donation of 100 yen and climb the 563 stone steps.
It is said that he was buried in this area due to the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and even when I am climbing the stone steps, I feel indescribable power and calms.
After climbing the stone steps, the Hokoku Mausoleum appears on the quiet mountaintop, and I feel that Toyotomi Hideyoshi is still watching over the land of Kyoto.
You can also look down on Kiyomizu-dera from the top of the mountain, which is a great scenic spot.
The Hokoku Mausoleum is said to have the benefits of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, such as winning career advancement and competition, winning anxiety, and winning illness.
It’s usually quiet with few people, but it’s a place where you can feel the power.
Please visit when you come to Kyoto.
- Open hours：7：30～17：00
- Access：The entrance is about 15 minutes on foot from the Kyoto City Bus [ Higashiyama Nanajo] Bus Stop .
Imakumano Shrine 900-year-old Giant tree
It has benefits as a good health, long life, sickness, and hunger.
The next spiritual place I would like to introduce is the Giant tree at Imakumano Shrine, which can be reached on foot from the Hokoku Mausoleum.
The 900-year-old giant tree that continues to grow in the residential area of Higashiyama is a place where you cannot help feeling the energy of the giant tree that survived the long time of 900 years.
The size is overwhelming, and you can visit Kumano Shrine right away.
It is a place where you can see and feel its size and spiritual energy of the giant tree.
It is said that it has benefits as a good health, long life, sickness, and hunger.
- Open hours：24 hours
- Access：1 minute walk from Kyoto City Bus[ Imakumano] Bus Stop
A spiritual place for “marriage cutting and good marriage”
Introducing Yasui Konpira-gu, a popular spot in Higashiyama area.
Yasui Konpiragu is a spiritual place for “marriage cutting and good marriage”, which is close to Kodaiji Temple and Nene no Michi, which are popular tourist spots in Kyoto, and is crowded with many people.
Write a wish on a substitute bill, go through the hole in the “marriage tie monument” in the precincts from the front to the back, cut the bad ties, and then go from the back to the front to tie a good tie.
And finally, I would like to put “Katashiro” on the monument.
Relationships with people are important in life.
There are many sightseeing spots nearby, such as Kodaiji Temple, Rokuharamitsuji Temple, Ryozan Kannon, and Yasaka Tower, so it is a recommended spot.
- Open hours：9：00～17：30
- Access：1 minute walk from Kyoto City Bus [Higashiyama Yasui] Bus Stop
A very popular place as a spiritual place that has the benefit of improving romance
The Jishu shrine on the grounds of Kiyomizu-dera, a major tourist spot, is a very popular place as a spiritual place that has the benefit of improving romance.
To go to the Jishu shrine, you need to pay the admission fee for Kiyomizu-dera to enter the precincts, but it is a great deal because you can go to both of Kiyomizu temple and Jishu shirne.
Daikokuten, the main deity of the Jishu shrine, is known as a god who has the benefit of marriage. It is said that if you can reach it safely, your love wish will come true.
In addition to improving romance, you can also pray for good luck, warding off evil, happiness, performing arts, and wishes at the Jishu shrine.
- Open Hours：9：00-17：00
- Access：15 minutes walk uphill from Kyoto City Bus Gojozaka bus stop to the east
※There is no parking lot or bicycle parking lot, so please use the paid parking lot. There is a parking lot at the middle of the hill before you reach Kiyomizu temple.
Shimogamo Shrine Tadasu-no-Mori
As a World Cultural Heritage site
Tadasu-no-Mori, which consists of broad-leaved trees such as zelkova, celtis sinensis, and mukunoki that have been alive since the Jomon period on the approach to Shimogamo Shrine, is not only for those who visit Shimogamo Shrine, but also for nature like an urban oasis. It is a place surrounded by silence.
When you enter the forest, you can feel the power of nature while feeling the power of nature, which makes you feel like your heart is washed.
In the woods, you can also pray for a hand mirror-shaped votive tablet at Kawai Shrine, which is known as the god of beauty.
Shimogamo Shrine is a shrine full of highlights that is also registered as a World Cultural Heritage site, so why not visit it with Tadasu no Mori?
- Visiting time：Shimogamo Shrine 6: 30-17: 00
- Access：12 minutes walk from Keihan Demachiyanagi Station
famous for enshrining Onmyoji Abe Seimei
Seimei Shrine is famous for enshrining Onmyoji Abe Seimei, who is known for movies and manga.
Seimei Abe is said to have been relieved of many worries and sufferings from the emperor and aristocrats as an onmyoji who was active during the Heian period.
Why don’t you visit with gratitude that Seimei Abe still wishes for our happiness, not for sightseeing purposes?
- Open Hours：9：00-17：00
- Access：Immediately after getting off at Kyoto City Bus Ichijo Modoribashi / Seimei Shrine bus stop
At the end
Since Kyoto is a historical city, there are many places called Spiritual places other than those introduced here, so why not take a tour of Kyoto’s spiritual places while experiencing history and culture?