Iwashimizu Hachimangu
Iwashimizu Hachimangu
4.5
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5:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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5:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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5:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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5:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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Unaju
Shinjuku, Japan382 contributions
Jan 2018 • Family
The main building is designated as a National Treasure a couple of years ago.
This is the home of "Hachiman" shrines which spreads all over Japan. I bought a good luck charm years ago and it was so powerful that I succeeded in many challenges. If you pay, they let you be in the main building and pray for you. They even have a prayer for winning an election but it very expensive.
You need to climb a small mountain to reach to this shrine but if you have difficulty, there is a cable car that goes almost top of the mountain.
Written 7 January 2018
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dede w
Bogor, Indonesia9 contributions
Feb 2017
you can see beauty of Kyoto City from this place and its must be more beautiful colour when visit this place in autumn season. Love it
Written 5 May 2017
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erikamix
Takarazuka, Japan8,655 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
I went here by cable which you don't really need it. It's better go climb and not the hard! 外国人の友達を連れて行きました。大き過ぎず、小さ過ぎず丁度良いサイズで元気があればケーブルカーを使わずに歩いて登れる距離です。今回はケーブルカーを使いましたが次回は歩きたいです。
Written 6 April 2017
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Zio Billy
Lausanne, Switzerland138 contributions
Apr 2017 • Friends
This shrine can certainly not compete with the major shrines in Kyoto. Still, it is a very nice temple on the top of a fill. It offers an authentic experience away from the mainstream touristic circuits.
Written 3 April 2017
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Kimitaka S
Taichung, Taiwan14,141 contributions
Dec 2016 • Couples
The main building of Iwashimizu Hachimangu was newly listed as a national treasure. This vividly red and impressive building is worthy to take a look. As I went there on the occasion of new year, the shrine was overcrowded. We took a cableway, but actually you can also walk by steps.
Written 22 January 2017
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gehararigo
Tokyo329 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This shrine is less famous compring with the near-by Fushimi Inari but definitely worth visiting. One gets off at the Yahata City Station of the Keihan railways which is about 25 minutes from Gion/Kawarach area. The shrine is on top of the hill and you can use their cable-car or climb on foot. We walked and it was really nice. It will take aboit 20-30 minutes. The shrine attracted support from Samurai and is stright and gives visitors good luck and strength. We enjoyed nice mountain walk as well.
Written 2 January 2017
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jsteenderen
Bergschenhoek, The Netherlands84 contributions
Jan 2016 • Family
This shrine in Yawata might be overshadowed by all the famous shrines in Kyoto City, nevertheless it's a well maintained site. We went there for our daughter's blessing and enjoyed that particular ceremony.
There are two ways to get to this shrine; by cable car (from Yawatashi-station on the Keihan line) or by car via tiny back roads (set your navigation to 八幡市立 公園男山 レクリエーション センター). There are enough space to park your car unless there's an event going on.
Written 29 January 2016
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Nogawa m
23 contributions
Aug 2015 • Friends

I went to Iwashiizu-hachimangu's Nights visit at summer.
This Shrine at the top of small mountain.( Mountain name is Otoko-yama, meaning Mt Man). We can choice way to there, by the walk or cable train.
I choose my legs. Way is very easy and about 20 minutes hiking from station " Yabata-shi" Keihan-honsen.(京阪本線/八幡市駅) I took an enjoy walking!

Place is very quite and celestial.
This Shrine has a very long history from 9th century A.D.
The main Shrine is beautiful red color and many elaborate woodwork. That was repair many times, current building was repairing in 17th century A.D.
Written 28 January 2016
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T-bird1990
Detroit, Michigan19 contributions
Jan 2015 • Family
I used to live in Kadoma, Osaka, and it was my family ritual to visit this old, red, Shinto shrine, in the first three days of year. There are dozen booths selling various sweets and junk toys but the number of vendors is no comparison from their heydays in 1970s and 80s.

Japanese are atheists. No one knows anything about Shintoism, Buddhism, or any other religions. Thus, it is just a ritual to visit a Shinto shrine. Very few urban dwellers would visit Shinto shrine more than once a year. Thus, it is absolutely a serene place if you happen to visit here unless you visit in January. On September 15, there seems to be a festival per its website: iwashimizu.org.

It takes 20 minutes for a lean body to leisurely hike up steep "Medieval" but wide enough stone steps. Steps are surrounded by leaves and trees. Thus, essentially no views except one spot near the top. There are virtually nothing in either English or Japanese to explain its old history dating from 9th century. Many samurai lords, famous or not, came here to pray for beating enemy forces before the battle. Visitors must do homework on this.
Written 27 June 2015
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Tom R
41 contributions
Basically only went there because was staying close. didnt have any expectations but was happily surprised. Went in the afternoon in september and there was hardly anyone around. Nice view from lookout and thought it was as good as other shrines around but it was my first so maybe thats why. Theres a number of different ways up but we walked up in the bamboo forests from southern side close by to satsukikinrin park(google maps)
Written 13 September 2014
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