Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, Chion-in Temple Breathe in the fresh morning air and stroll around Kyoto’s sights
Walk around Maruyama Park and Chion-in Temple from Yasaka Shrine
Stroll: about 30 minutes
- Go through the cherry blossom gate of Yasaka Shrine to the main hall of a national treasure.
- Maruyama Park from the north gate of Yasaka Shrine.
- Chorakukan in the park, while looking at the statue of Ryoma Sakamoto
- Garden stroll.
- From Maruyama Park, go through the big three gates to the main hall.
- Have breakfast while watching the famous big bell on New Year’s Eve.
The main shrine, which is visited by many people, is a national treasure of the Heian architectural style.
There are various gods enshrined here, such as Ebisu Shrine, which wards off sickness, Ebisu-san of Yasaka, who is a prosperous business, matchmaking, and water for beauty.
The garden is a Japanese style garden with a pond designed by the gardener Jihei Ogawa.
Statues of Ryoma Sakamoto and Shintaro Nakaoka
Together with Nijo Castle, it is a large fortress that monitors and defends the Kyoto Imperial Palace and Saigoku Daimyo.
With a height of 24m, a width of 50m, and about 70,000 roof tiles, it is the largest existing wooden structure. A panoramic view of Kyoto city from above.
The bell is 3.3 meters high, 2.8 meters in diameter, and weighs about 70 tons. A large bell on par with Hokoji Temple in Kyoto and Todaiji Temple in Nara.Famous for New Year’s bells. A side road leads to Shogunzuka on the summit of Higashiyama.
Steep stairs that make it impossible to run up at once
The sound of sutra chanting at the Miedo in the early morning.
We recommend Yamamoto Cafe, which is popular for its coffee near the Chionin-mae bus stop.
Open from 7:00 in the morning
Closed on Tuesdays