Posted on 11 March 2012
Travel Date: 30 October 2010
Location: Higashiyama area, Kyoto
Nice to see a very happy couple having their traditional wedding ceremony in Yasaka Shrine (八坂神社) – think I’ve seen total of three wedding couples during my 15-day-stay in Kansai, which the other two pairs were in Nara and Kobe.
Anyways, taken from japan-guide, “Yasaka Shrine is well known for its summer festival, the Gion Matsuri, which is celebrated every July. Arguably the most famous festival in the whole country, the Gion Matsuri dates back over a thousand years and involves a procession with massive floats and hundreds of participants.”
Drawing and reading omikuji (おみくじ) in temples and shrines was quite fun at first but after gotten two “good-luck” readings I decided to stop spending 100Ys on these. A little disappointed as I didn’t get any “bad-luck” paper to tie on the tree! But on the other hand it’s not like I actually wanted a bad reading for myself. See the dilemma?
How To Get There
- It’s near Gion! The closest station is Gion-Shijo station (祇園四条駅), 5min walk from there