Highlights and how to get to the Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine.

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石清水八幡宮-タイトル

Iwashimizu- Hachimangu Shrine is a Shrine located in Yawata City, Kyoto.

It was ranked as Fusha (the prefectural shrine of either Kyoto or Osaka) in the old classification of shrines before.

It is one of the shrines on the Beppyo-jinja (別表神社) shrine of the Association of Shinto Shrines in the present.

It is also considered one of three great Hachimangu Shrines in Japan along with Usa Jingu Shrine and Hakozakigu Shrine, and one of the Twenty-Two Shrines.


Contents

  1. History
  2. Information for visitors
  3. Highlights
  4. Cherry blossoms
  5. Photo/Video
  6. Goshuin (Red ink stamps)
  7. How to get to the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu
  8. Hotel search & reservation
  9. Other tourist spots

1.History

Let’s study the history of this shrine with me.

I think that we can enjoy sightseeing of this temple more by learning the history of it. XD


石清水八幡宮-入り口

It was received a deity from Usa-jingu Shrine and built in 860 of Heian period.

It became Kanpe Taisya in 1871 and it was renamed ‘Otokoyama Hachiman-gu Shrine’ and resumed the name of ‘Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine’ in 1918.

Name of this Shrine, ‘Iwashimizu,’ is taken from Iwashimizu-sha which is one of the Sessha (sub-temple) of Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu.


石清水八幡宮-御本殿の屋根

The main enshrined deities are the Emperor Ojin, Hime-no-kami and the Empress Jingu (they are also called Hachiman-shin).

The main shrine rebuilt by Iemitsu TOKUGAWA in 1634 of the Edo period is designated as a national treasure.

It is famous for its cherry-blossoms, also has a nickname known as ‘Yawata-no-Hachimansan’.


2.Information for visitors

Website

Information

Address:30, Yawata Takabo, Yawata Shi, Kyoto Fu, 614-8005, Japan
Phone:+81-75-981-3001
Foundation:860
Founder:Gyokyo (行教)
Principal image:Hachiman Okami (八幡大神)

Open (precincts)

Admission fee

Free (precincts)


Route map


Other Informations

・Photography and video recording are prohibited inside the building of this temple.

・Worship method of a Shinto shrine and a Buddhist temple, please refer to the following article.


石清水八幡宮のパンフレット

Next, Let’s go to see the highlights of this shrine with me!


3.Highlights

This mark 「*」 is a pay area.


一ノ鳥居:Ichi-no-Torii (1st torii)

石清水八幡宮の一ノ鳥居


頓宮殿:Tongu-den

石清水八幡宮の頓宮殿

Tongu-den Hall was built in 1915 of the Taisho period.


石清水八幡宮の頓宮南門

Minami-mon (south) gate of the Tongu-den, rebuilt in 1939 of the Showa period.


五輪塔【重要文化財】:Gorinto pagoda【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の五輪塔

This tower was built to pray for the safety of the voyage.

It is the biggest gorinto pagoda in japan, designated as an important cultural property.


高良神社:Kora-jinja Shrine

石清水八幡宮の高良神社

Kora-jinja shrine is the local tutelar deity of Yawata City.


二ノ鳥居:Ni-no-Torii (2nd torii)

石清水八幡宮の二ノ鳥居


表参道:Omote-sando (Front approach)

石清水八幡宮の表参道


七曲がり:Nanamagari corner

石清水八幡宮の七曲り


大扉稲荷社:Otobirainari-sha Shrine

石清水八幡宮の大扉稲荷社

It was built in 1829 of the Edo period for worshiping Inari God.


影清塚:Kagekiyo-duka

石清水八幡宮の影清塚


石清水社:Iwashimizu-sha Shrine

石清水八幡宮の石清水社

It is a tangible cultural property designated by Kyoto Prefecture.


松花堂跡【史跡】:Shoka-do Ruins【Historic site】

石清水八幡宮の松花堂跡

It is the ruin of the Shoka-do which was the tea room and jibutsudo (a small hut with an Buddhist alcove).


三ノ鳥居:San-no-torii (3rd torii)

石清水八幡宮の三ノ鳥居


一ッ石:Hitotsu-ishi Stone

石清水八幡宮の一ッ石

It is the starting point of Ohyakudo-mairi (ritual of visiting and praying at the same shrine a hundred times).


鳩峯寮の庭:Kyohoryo-no-niwa Garden

石清水八幡宮の鳩峯寮の庭

This garden was designed in 1966 of the Showa period by Mirei SHIGEMORI.


石燈籠【重要文化財】:Stone lantern【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の石灯籠01


石清水八幡宮の石灯籠02

This garden was designed in 1952 of the Showa period by Mirei SHIGEMORI.

The stone lantern of this garden made in the Kamakura period is designated a national important cultural property.


手水舎:Chozu-sha

石清水八幡宮の手水舎

Chozusha is the building for cleaning hands and rinsing mouth.

Please refer to the following article.


竈神殿:Sojin-den

石清水八幡宮の竈神殿


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Hinokagutsuchi-no-Kami, the god of fire and kitchen, is enshrined.


南総門:Minami So-mon (South Gate)

石清水八幡宮の南総門


御本殿【国宝】*:Gohon-den Hall【National treasure】*

石清水八幡宮の御本殿01


石清水八幡宮の御本殿02


石清水八幡宮の御本殿03

The main shrine rebuilt by Iemitsu TOKUGAWA in 1634 of the Edo period is designated as a national treasure.

Hachiman Okami is enshrined in this building.


神楽殿:Kagura-den Hall

石清水八幡宮の神楽殿

Kagura-den Hall has the role of the place for playing Shinto music and dance.


東総門【重要文化財】:Higashi So-mon (East gate)【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の東門


水若宮社【重要文化財】:Mizu Wakamiya-sha Shrine【Important cultural property】

氣比社:Kehi-sha Shrine

石清水八幡宮の水若宮社と気比社

The right hand side of the picture is Mizu Wakamiya-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Uji no Waki no Iratsuko no Mikoto.

The left hand side of the picture is Kehi-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is God of Kehi who is the main enshrined deity of the Kehi Jingu Shrine (Fukui prefecture).


若宮殿社【重要文化財】:Wakamiyaden-sha Shrine【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の若宮殿社

Because the daughter of Emperor Ojin is worshiped in Wakamiyaden-sha Shrine, especially believed by women.


若宮社【重要文化財】:Wakamiya-sha Shrine【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の若宮社

Because the son of Emperor Ojin is worshiped in Wakamiya-sha Shrine, especially believed by men.


貴船社/龍田社:Kifune-sha/Tatsuta-sha Shrine

石清水八幡宮の貴船社と龍田社

The right hand side of the picture is Tatsuta-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Shinatsuhiko no kami who is the main enshrined deity of the Tatsuta Taisha Shrine (Nara prefecture).

The left hand side of the picture is Kifune-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Takaokami-no-kami who is the main enshrined deity of the Kifune Jinja Shrine (Kyoto prefecture).


北総門【重要文化財】:Kita So-mon (North Gate)【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の北総門


一童社:Ichido-sha Shrine

住吉社【重要文化財】:Sumiyoshi-sha Shrine【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の住吉社と一童社

The right hand side of the picture is Ichido-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Azuminoisora who is a deity of the sea within the religion of Shinto.

The left hand side of the picture is Sumiyoshi-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Sumiyoshi Okami who is the main enshrined deity of the Sumiyoshi Taisha Shrine (Hyogo prefecture).


校倉:Azekura

石清水八幡宮の校倉

Azekura has the role of treasure house.

It is built with a style of architecture called square log architecture.


廣田社/生田社/長田社:Hirota-sha/Ikuta-sha/Osada-sha Shrine

石清水八幡宮の廣田社/生田社/長田社

The right hand side of the picture is Nagata-sha  Shrine, enshrined deity is Kotoshironushi-no-kami who is the main enshrined deity of the Nagata Jinja Shrine (Hyogo prefecture).

The center of the picture is Ikuta-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Wakahirume no mikoto who is the main enshrined deity of the Ikuta Jinja Shrine (Hyogo prefecture).

The left hand side of the picture is Hirota-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Amaterasu Omikami (the God of the sun) who is the main enshrined deity of the Hirota Jinja Shrine (Hyogo prefecture).


西総門【重要文化財】:Nishi So-mon (East Gate)【Important cultural property】

石清水八幡宮の西総門


三女神社:Sannyo-jinja Shrine

石清水八幡宮の 三女神社

Munakata Sanjojin who is a collective name for Mihashira no menokami (three female gods) enshrined at Munakata Taisha Shrine (Fukuoka Prefecture) is enshrined in this shrine.


エジソン記念碑:Edison monument

石清水八幡宮のエジソン記念碑


涌峯塔:Yuhoto Tower

石清水八幡宮の涌峯塔


裏参道:Ura-sando (Back approach)

石清水八幡宮の裏参道


八角堂【史跡】:Hakkaku-do Hall【Historic site】

石清水八幡宮の八角堂


4.Cherry blossoms

The best season of cheryy blossoms is early April.


5.Photo/Video

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine (Yawata City, Kyoto):石清水八幡宮(京都府八幡市)


6.Goshuin (Red ink stamps)

石清水八幡宮の御朱印

Goshuin (red ink stamp) of the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine, ‘Hachiman Okami (八幡大神)’, the main enshrined deity of this Shinto shrine.


7.How to get to the Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu

The nearest station is Keihan Yawatashi Sta.


From Osaka Sta. (by train)

  Timetable and Route Search (train)

①Please get on the JR Osaka Loop Line from Osaka Station to Kyobashi Station.

②Please change to the Keihan Railway at Kyobashi Station.

③Please get on the Keihan Railway from Kyobashi Station to Yawatashi Station.

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From Namba Sta. (by train)

  Timetable and Route Search (train)

①Please get on the Osaka Metro (Subway) Midosuji Line from Namba Station to Yodoyabashi Station.

②Please change to the Keihan Railway at Yodoyabashi Station.

③Please get on the Keihan Railway from Yodoyabashi Station to Yawatashi Station.

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From Kyoto Sta. (by train)

  Timetable and Route Search (train)

①Please get on the JR Nara Line from Kyoto Station to Tofukuji Station.

②Please change to the Keihan Railway at Tofukuji Station.

③Please get on the Keihan Railway from Tofukuji Station to Yawatashi Station.

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From Yawatashi Sta. (by cable car)

石清水八幡宮への行き方(1/4)

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From Yawatashi Sta. (on foot)

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Take a taxi

From Kyoto Station:5200 yen ~ (about 30 minutes)

From Gion-Shijo Station:6000 yen ~ (about 40 minutes)

・Let’s show a taxi driver the following phrase.

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・If you want to call a taxi, let’s show the following phrase.

[Phone number of taxi dispatch : Around the Kyoto Station]*Japanese text only.


8.Hotel search & reservation


9.Other tourist spots


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