Kyoto Travel Guide428 views 33 likes 0 dislikes
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Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社) is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto, Japan. This shrine was built in 656 to worship the Shinto deity Susanoo-no-Mikoto. he is beleived to be the protector of this area.
00:00 The West Tower Gate (西楼門) is a famous landmark in Kyoto. It sits up high on a stone stairway and is a symbol of Yasaka Shrine. It was rebuilt in 1497 after gate was burned down.
07:30 The Main Shrine (本殿) stands at 15 meters tall. The roof tiles are made bark from the Hinoki tree, and is 1320 square meters. This shrine was rebuilt in 1654. There is a pond under the main shrine and legend says that a blue dragon protects the people who live in Kyoto.
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📅 Recording Date: September 2019
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