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Kifune is an old shrine that worships a dragon god who controls water. It has had a long history of believers from the ancient times. The god enshrined here is also worshipped as a god of of marriage, hence many young people come here to have their relationships blessed. Some noteworthy spots are: the "Okumiya," the inner sanctum of the shrine up along the Kibune river; "Amagoi no taki," a waterfalls within the shrine precints; and on the west side is "funaishi," a rock in the shape of a boat.
180 Kuramakibune-cho, Sakyo, Kyoto, Kyoto
Worshipping is free
Reception Hours 09:00-16:30
Jan., Feb., Mar., Apr., May, Jun., Jul., Aug., Sep., Oct., Dec.
1 hour by car from Kyoto-East Interchange via Meishin Expressway
5 minutes by bus from Eizan-Kibuneguchi, get off at Kibune and walk 5 minutes
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