Gushing water, breathing of the mountains, and singing of the birds.
The great nature surrounding Kifune Shrine and its environment will be delivered as a "soundscape”.
- Open all year free of charge.
Kifune Shrine enshrines the God of Water, the source of all life, and is the head shrine of two thousand water god shrines across Japan. Enveloped by this mountain air, Kifune Shrine has been a popular place of worship since ancient times.
At Kifune Shrine, rituals from ancient times wishing for bountiful crops and peace as well as praying for the blessing of water continue to this day.
Praying is one of the most respectful ways of offering ones wishes to kami (Shinto deity). Your wishes and prayers will be conveyed at the altar.
Nearest station: Eizan Railway “Kibuneguchi” station
Nearest bus station: Kyoto Bus (Bus 33) “Kibune”