Saturday, February 13, 2010

Gokonomiya Jinja, Kyoto

Jinja Shrine is located at Fushimi district within 8min walk from Fushimi Momoyama Keihan ralway line and it was named by Emperor Seiwa in 862. This shrine honors several Emperors. Its name, 'Gokou no miya' (the shrine of aromatic water), came from its spring which is one of the 100 purest natural water sources in Japan. Today, the water is said to be of benefit in alleviating illness. The Front Gate and Main Hall of this shrine are designated as Important Cultural Assets.


  1. Thanks for sharing sights I may never see in person. Have bookmarked to return for more! Info and photos intriguing. Nov. 30 little one endearing!