• Kifune-jinja Shrine image1
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image2
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image3
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image4
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image5
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image6
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image7
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image8
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image9
  • Kifune-jinja Shrine image10
Shrine

Kifune-jinja Shrine

貴船神社

This shrine in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, is the head shrine for the Kifune-Shrines in Japan which number almost 500 shrines. Long been known for the god of rain it has also gained faith from the chefs, cooking industry, and water industries of Japan. Therefore, unlike the regional name of Kibune, the name of the shrine is read as Kifune. The middle shrine located between the main shrine and the rear shrine enshrines the goddess Iwanaga-hime, a goddess of marriage and matchmaking, and is therefore popular amongst young couples.

LOCATION
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Sakyou-ku Kuramakibunechou 180
PHONE
0757412016
Hours
[Awarding place Hours of Operation]9:00-17:00[Gates open Hours][5/1-11/30] 6:00-20:00[12/1-4/30] 6:00-18:00* New Year's Holiday Sanga Sunday is 20:00 Gates shut
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Worship fee] Free
Parking Lot
Available (Hongu 10 spaces/Okumiya 25 spaces)* 2 hours 500yen
Credit Card
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Updated at: April 11, 2021 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2020-05-11
    Peaceful world

    This time, we took a bus from the subway station, Kokusai-kaikan and changed to another small bus to the shrine. There are not so many people visiting, and you can enjoy the quiet and peaceful... more

    Date of visit:
    2020-01
  • Reviewed
    2020-02-02
    Good and Bad....

    Being a photographer, I was intrigued by the lovely pictures I saw online and the hype this temple has received - so I decided to give it a visit. THE GOOD: The location really is magical. I... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-11
  • Reviewed
    2020-01-19
    Great for Autumn colours

    We visited in Mid November so the colours were just about at their peak. The walk up to the shrine was beautiful, it should only take about 20mins but we kept stopping to admire the scenery so it... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-11
  • Reviewed
    2019-11-30
    Not worth the hype

    The stair view leading to the shrine is one of the most beautiful shot but other than that, there is nothing much up the temple. Besides, there will be constant flow of crowds during peak season... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-11
  • Reviewed
    2019-08-15
    Kifune Shrine

    Great area to visit even in Summer. Its cooler due to the river flowing through, you can also organise a lunch over the river. Definitely worth visiting. more

    Date of visit:
    2019-08
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

MOST POPULAR

MOST POPULAR

Sorry, no content matched your criteria.