There are several shrines or temples which is called “Power Spot” in Kyoto. In this tour, you can visit three shrines in a day. Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is the first shrine in which a real person is deified in Japan. Sugawarano Michizane, a politician or scholar was enshrined as a god of academics. Seimei Jinja is another power spot. Abeno Seimei, who was a divider of Yin and Yan 1000 years ago. He was a powerful Onmyoji who saved court nobles from evil spirits. Yasui Konpira-gu is the third power spot located in Gion districts. The ritual is performed to pray for breaking off bad relationships and initiating good ones. People crawl through the hole of Power Stone.
Visiting all three power spots in Kyoto, you will get a power from the deity. This tour can be done using Kyoto city bus network in a day.
You can pray for health and happiness at each shrine. Powerful god will help you.
Beautiful structure of Japanese shrine building and interesting custom of each power spot will make you happy.
You can buy souvenirs such as amulets or accessories unique to each shrine
What You Can Expect in this Tour
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
This is the head shrine of 12,000 Tenmangu Shrine all over Japan. Sugawarano Michizane, a politician and scholar was enshrined here. He was a talented scholar, but exiled to Dazaifu in Kyushu island and died there. After his death, many bad things occurred in a court. People believed that this is because of vengeful spirits of Sugawarano Michizane. The emperor decided to build a shrine and enshrined him as a god.
There are many stone statues of cow. Sugawarano Michizane loved cows. It is said that when he died and the body was carried by cow. But suddenly cow laid down and did not move. These statues of cow are a hallmark of Tenjin shrines. It is called “Nade Ushi” meaning “rubbing cows”. People rub the parts of the figure which is the same part of ailment of him/her.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of the famous spots of Ume or Japanese plum trees.There is a plum garden which is open to the public in February to March. Red and white plum flowers attract you.
Abeno Seimei was a powerful astronomer called “Onmyoji” or Yin and Yan divider. He saved emperors and many people in court using his power. Today, this shrine is believed as a power spot of Onmyoji.
Seimeu-Sui water is believed to have power of healing. you can bring it in a 500ml pet bottle.
Yasui Konpira-gu Shrine
This shrine has become especially popular among young women who flock to the shrine to perform a ritual of crawling through a hole in a power stone, known as the “Enkiri or Enmusubi stone”.
There is a stone called “Enkiri or Enmusubi stone”. People write wishes on a small white paper and scrawl a hole of the power stone. After scrwaling, the paper was detached on the surface of it. The ritual is believed to break off bad relationships and initiate a good one.
Number of guests: up to 4 persons
Meeting Time: at 9:00am
Meeting Place: at your hotel
Dismissing Place: nearest station to your hotel
Serving hours by the guide: 8 hours
28,000 JPY (up to 4 persons)
Transportation and entrance fee (you and the guide)
Lunch (Includes guide: About 1,500 Yen for each)
We walk several km in a day. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
If the weather is not good to walk, we might use a taxi and/or stay at a restaurant or a shop near our destination, where you can enjoy Japanese food or buy souvenirs.
If you are interested in this tour, please send me an e-mail.