Thursday, December 26, 2013

Kibune Shrine - Kibune, Kyoto, Japan

Kibune Shrine is located in the small town that is pinched in between some mountains. It is lovely and really nice quite place to see. the fall time is great! Kibune literally translate into yellow boat.
the story goes that a goddess traveled in a yellow boat from Osaka up the river into the mountains just north of Kyoto and this shrine was built on the site of the end of her journey.
The shrine is dedicated to the gods of water and rain.

The Steps leading up to the shrine was gorgeous. Orange on both sides all the way up. There were a few people there and made it pretty much impossible to get a picture of the stairs without anyone!

 photo IMG_8956_zpsaa29d105.jpg


You walk up the narrow streets of Kibune and you reach the entrance of the shrine on your left. Sitting there in all these nice little inns and restaurants.

 photo IMG_8950_zps360fc5cd.jpg

Love the orange, gotta be the best parts by shrines...

 photo IMG_8958_zps277f86e4.jpg  photo IMG_8961_zpsec638022.jpg  photo IMG_8968_zps60a266b4.jpg

I didn't do it but you can get a slip of paper that you stick in this water coming out of the wall and your fortune appears on the slip.

 photo IMG_8965_zps696591d6.jpg

It was a nice day that day and I had a travel companion. It was nice going here and there with someone you just meet. Something new.

 photo IMG_8963_zpsd22b5a03.jpg  photo IMG_8970_zps81a146e0.jpg  photo IMG_8972_zps20277b6e.jpg

It is definitely a worth while trip to go to. Do the Kibune to Kurama trail to it was a blast! The rest of the photographs from the day trip will come to light.

 photo IMG_8975_zps60caf7c8.jpg

Thanks for taking a look!
info from japan-guide.com

No comments:

Post a Comment

There was an error in this gadget