KUMANO NYAKUOHJI SHRINE
Kumanonyakuoji Shrine is the starting point of Tetsugakuno-michi, Philosopher’s Walk selected as one of the 100 famous Japanese roads, and which leads to the Jisyo-ji Temple (Ginkaku-ji Temple) along a canal of Lake Biwa. Nagi, an evergreen tree, is the sacred tree of this shrine. It is said to be more than 400 year-old and the oldest tree in Kyoto. The symbol of this shrine is Yatagarasu holding leaves of Nagi tree in its mouth which is a “mythical crow” with three legs, considered to be a messenger of this shrine. It is also known as the logo of the Japan’s soccer team.Adress: 2, Nyakuoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoso-shi, Kyoto
Access: Take Kyoto City Bus and get off at Nanzenji / Eikando Mae (南禅寺・永観堂前) or Higashi Tennoucho (東天王町). 5 minutes walk from each bus stop
Open hours: all day (the shrine office: 8:30am〜5:00pm)
UMENOMIYA TAISHA SHRINE
Umenomiya Taisha is a historical shrine which is worshipped as gods of safe sake brewing and pregnancy and easy delivery of a baby. There is a famous stone named Matageishi in the holy precincts of the shrine, which is said to bless people who step over it while praying with a baby. The shrine garden is a popular tourist spot known for its flowers of every season, for example, the Japanese plum blossoms in early spring.Adress: 30, Fukenokawa-cho, Umezu, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Access: Take Kyoto City Bus ・・・ and get off at Umenomiya Jinguu Mae (梅ノ宮神宮前). / Get off at Matsuo-taisha Station and 10 minutes walk from the station
Open hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Hachidai shrine has a long history and is famous for Avoidance of Bad Luck and matchmaking. And also it is known as the shrine associated with the swordsman Musashi MIYAMOTO. You can hold solemnly and calmly a vow renewal ceremony in the shrine surrounded by a lot of beautiful nature.Adress: 1 Ichijo-ji Matsubara-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Access: 15 minutes walk from Ichijoji Staion on Eizan line of Keihan Electric Railway
Open hours: all day (the shrine office: 9:00am〜5:00pm)
TAKENOBU INARI SHRINE
Takenobu Inari Shrine was founded in 859 and will celebrate 1200th anniversary soon.
The deities are believed to make well fed and prosperous business. The 850 year-old sacred hackberry tree in the precincts of the shrine, is well known for its benefit for health and longevity. Additionally, it is worshipped as the gods of matchmaking because the hackberry tree is called en-no-ki in Japanese and the meaning of the word “en” is a match or relationship. There is an episode that the tree bound Ryoma Sakamoto, who is a hero in the end of the Edo period, and his wife Oryo together.
Access: It is about 10 minutes walk from Omiya Station (大宮駅) on the Kyoto line of Hankyu Railway(阪急電鉄京都線) / Shijo-Omiya Station (四条大宮駅) on the Arashiyama main line of Keihuku Railway(京福電鉄 嵐山本線) / Nijo-jyou Mae Station (二条城前駅) on the Tozai line of Kyoto City Subway (京都市営地下鉄東西線) / Nijo Station (二条駅) of JR.
URL : http://takenobuinari.jp/
Machiya is a Japanese old house. Kyo-machiya Sairinkan Muromachi-Nijo is our affiliated machiya and we use there as the photo studio. There is a small but beautiful garden. It is nice to take photos in the garden or around the studio on a day with good weather. The Nijo Castle is accessible by foot, so it is a good idea to visit there before or after the Wrapped in Japan experience.Adress: 65 Reisen-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi 604-0011, Kyoto
Access: 5 minutes walk from the exit 2 of Karasumaoike station of Kyoto City Subway or 4 minutes walk from the exit 6 of Maruta-machi of Kyoto City Subway
Open Hours: indefinite