Kifune Shrine

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  • Address: 180 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1112, Japan
  • Timings: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-757412016
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Family And Kids

Located in the northern mountains of Kyoto, the quaint village of Kibune (the name translates to ‘yellow boat’) is home to the ancient shrine of Kifune-jinja. Believed to be over 1600 years old, the shrine is dedicated to the god of water and rain. It is also believed that the deity protects those at sea.

Trivia: According to a legend, a goddess travelled in a yellow boat to this region all the way from Osaka. The place where her boat journey ended is where the shrine is built. 

Kifune Shrine Travel Tips

  • While there, do explore the quaint town of Kibune as well.

How to Reach Kifune Shrine

  • Kibune-guchi Station via Eizan Railway
  • Bus stop near Kibune shrine

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  • Kifune Shrine Address: 180 Kuramakibunecho, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1112, Japan
  • Kifune Shrine Contact Number: +81-757412016
  • Kifune Shrine Timing: 06:00 am - 08:00 pm
  • Best time to visit Kifune Shrine(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kifune Shrine: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 1.12% of people who visit Kyoto include Kifune Shrine in their plan

  • 50% of people start their Kifune Shrine visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Kifune Shrine

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

84.62% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kifune Shrine

People normally club together Kamo River and Kyoto Botanical Garden while planning their visit to Kifune Shrine.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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