Fujinomori-jinja shrine is an old shrine built by Empress Jingu before the capitol returned to Kyoto, and has deep imperial family ties. It is said that there is good luck to bring victory, and because it is also known as a shrine of the horses, many jockeys and horse racing fans visit. Moreover, it is known as the shrine of "scholarship" because one of the deities of the shrine is Prince Toneri, Japan's first scholar and the editor of Nihon-shoki, which is the second-oldest book of classical Japanese history.
The "Fujinomori Festival", which is a popular spring event in Kyoto, is held from the 1st to the 5th of May every year. During the "Sinkousai" festival held on May 5, three divine palanquins, samurai processions and traditional marching bands tour around the shrine. In addition, the "Kakeuma gyoji" event is attended by many horseracing fans and staff. Also, it is said that the God of Fujinomori lives in the warrior dolls decorated in many of the houses in the area, and thus the shrine is known to be the place where the spirit of "Shobu" began, which pays respect to the martial arts.
Fujinomori-jinja shrine is also famous for hydrangea, and there are two gardens in the shrine. In June when the blooming peaks, many visitors come to see the 3,500 strains of Hydrangea in the 5000 square meter garden.
609 Fukakusatoriizaki-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
9:00 to 17:00
5 minute walk from JR Fujimori Station
7 minute walk from Sumizome Station of Keihan Main Line
20 minute bus ride on the city bus from Kyoto Station, 14 minute walk after getting off the Fukakusanishiura-cho bus stop
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