The Yasaka-jinja (formerly Gion-jinja) is a Shintō shrine in the Gion district of Kyōto, Japan. It was built in the year 656 and is a modern shrine that is seen as one of the biggest in Japan.

The shrine is home to the Gion-Matsuri, a festival for which the portable shrines (omikoshi) are carried around in the city. And on New Year thousands of people get here following Shintō tradition.

25 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama Ward
Kyōto, Japan

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