Jonangu shrine in Kyoto, protects your life.

Jonangu shrine in Kyoto, protects your life

Weeping cherry blossoms in jonangu shrine

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Jonangu Shrine

Jonangu shrine in Kyoto

I visited Jonangu Shrine in April.

It was built in 794 to the south of Kyoto.

It’s at the time of the transfer of the capital to Heian (794-1192).


It’s to protect the capital and to ensure the safety of the nation.

Jonangu shrine in Kyoto

Jonangu Shrine is revered as a “great shrine of ‘Houyoyaku’ (protection from the elements).

It removes worries about moving, construction, and family affairs.

People from all over Japan come to the shrine to pray for family happiness, safety, and to purify their cars.

It has been a custom since ancient times to receive sand to purify the house and Houyaku (talismans to ward off misfortune in the direction ) at Jonangu Shrine.

Weeping cherry blossoms in jonangu shrine
Jonangu shrine in Kyoto

Play on the pond

At the shrine garden, the Kyokusui no En( play on the pond floating small boat on it. They have to make one poem before the boat approaches) is held.

Kyoku sui no en

It’s is a peaceful garden decorated with weeping plum trees, camellias, cherry blossoms, wisteria, azaleas, green maples, the seven autumnal flowers, and autumn leaves.

We hear the sound of bells from the shrine.

It’s a maiden Kagura (Shinto music and dance) we can hear daily.

Maiden dance in jonangu shrine

The cherry blossoms were beautiful with weeping branches.

It is a 15-minute bus ride from Kyoto Station.

If you have been to Kyoto many times, Jonan-gu Shrine is also recommended.

I’m Nobu, one heart enjoy together!!!

Jonangu shrine in Kyoto

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