Kifune Jinja Shrine


長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

Sacred power spot in the mountainous Kyoto’s retreat

Kifune Jinja Shrine is situated at the source of Kamo River, hence, it has been worshipped as deity of water that is very precious for daily life for people in Kyoto. According to the shrine legend, it is said that Tamayori Hime no Mikoto sailed up on a yellow boat from Osaka Bay and enshrined the deity at the current position of Okumiya approximately 1,600 years ago. The shrine is in the deep mountains which has a mystical atmosphere. You will feel purified just by visiting here. The sacred water flows out from the stone walls of the shrine building in front of the main shrine located at the foot of Mt. Kibune. The spring water which is cold in summer and warm in winter is perennially springing out to the precincts even now. Many people visit this shrine from far away to appreciate this mystical water. Yuino Yashiro Shrine has been renowned as the deity of matchmaking. An episode has been reported that Izumi Shikibu, a female Japanese poetess in the Heian period (794-1185) visited this temple anguishing that her husband had a change of heart, and then they became happily married. Now a lot of people visit this shrine to pray for the opportunity for getting a job and passing entrance examinations.


Name Kifune Jinja Shrine
Address 180 Kibune-cho, Kurama, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-741-2016
Hours Temple office: 9:00-16:30
Recommended On July 7th (when it is Sat. or Sun., it will be held on next Mon.), Kifune Matsuri Festival will be held which is to thank to the deity of water.
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    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012