愛宕神社の記事タイトル画像(Atago-jinja Shrine)

Atago-jinja Shrine (愛宕神社) is a Shinto shrine located in Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City.

It is presently classified as a Beppyo-jinja (special independent shrine) by the Association of Shinto Shrines.

It is the Grand Head Shrine of the approximately 900 Atago-jinja Shrines throughout Japan, and is famous for being difficult to visit because it is located on the highest mountain peak (Mt. Atago) in Kyoto city.

The approach is a 4 km mountain road, it takes about 2.5 hours on one way.

So, you have to make a flexible plan and need to prepare clothes that are comfortable to move around in.


History of Atago-jinja Shrine

愛宕神社の額縁(Atago-jinja Shrine)

This Shinto shrine was a temple called “Hakuun-ji Temple” in the old days.

It is said that Hakuun-ji Temple was founded between 701 – 704 by En-no-Gyoja (役行者), considered to be the founder of Shugendo (mountain ascetism), and Taicho (泰澄), know founder of the sacred site of Mt. Hakusan, before being restored by Keishun Sozu in 781 and constructed by WAKE no Kiyomaro to enshrine Atago Daigongen on Mt. Atago.

Afterwards, the separation of Shinto and Buddhism during the Meiji perod led to the closure of Hakuun-ji Temple and the site became Atago-jinja Shrine.

About Atago-jinja Shrine

愛宕神社の石碑(Stone monument of Atago-jinja Shrine)

Information

Address 1, Saga Atagocho, Kyoto Shi Ukyo Ku, Kyoto Fu, 616-8458, Japan
Phone +81-75-861-0658
Foundation 701 – 704 (Asuka Period)
Founder En-no-Gyoja (役行者) / Taicho (泰澄)
Main enshrined deity Izanami (伊邪那美命)

Open (Shrine Office)

9:00 – 16:00

Admission Fee

Free

Parking lot

Toll parking space for 50 cars

Other information

・It is information as of July, 2019.

・Please ask temple’s staff where you can take photos and videos.

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

Official site


愛宕神社の御朱印帳(Goshuin note of the Atago-jinja Shrine)

Next, let’s see highlights of this shrine with me!


Highlights of Atago-jinja Shrine

愛宕神社の地図(Map of the Atago-jinja Shrine)

【Kiyotaki Route / front approach】

【Precincts】

Kiyotaki Route / front approach

Kiyotaki Route (Front approach)

一の鳥居(Ichi-no-torii Gate)

愛宕神社の一の鳥居(Ichi-no-torii gate of Atago-jinja Shrine)

二の鳥居(Ni-no-torii Gate)

愛宕神社の二の鳥居(Ni-no-torii gate of Atago-jinja Shrine)

案内看板(Signboard)

愛宕神社の案内看板(Signboard of Atago-jinja Shrine)

The front approach is a mountain road of about 4km one way and it takes about 2.5 hours on foot.

So let’s start climbing in the morning!

Also, there are no vending machines and toilets along this mountain path.

ケーブルカー跡(Trace of the cable car)

愛宕神社表参道のケーブルカー跡(Trace of the cable car)

水汲み場(Natural water place)

愛宕神社表参道の水汲み場(Natural water place)

火燧権現跡(Hiuchigongen Shrine Ruins)

愛宕神社表参道の火燧権現跡(Hiuchigongen Shrine Ruins)


愛宕神社表参道の火燧権現跡(Hiuchigongen Shrine Ruins)

壺割坂(Tsubowarizaka Slope)

愛宕神社表参道の壺割坂(Tsubowarizaka Slope)

一文字屋跡(Ichimonjiya Ruins)

愛宕神社表参道の一文字屋跡(Ichimonjiya Ruins)

茶屋跡の休息所(Rest space)

愛宕神社表参道の茶屋跡の休息所(Rest space)

茶屋跡(Tea House Ruins)

愛宕神社表参道の茶屋跡(Tea House Ruins)

五合目休息所/水口屋跡(Rest Space / Minakuchiya Inn Ruins)

愛宕神社表参道の五合目休息所/水口屋跡(Rest Space / Minakuchiya Inn Ruins)


愛宕神社表参道の五合目休息所/水口屋跡(Rest Space / Minakuchiya Inn Ruins)

大杉大神跡(Osugi Okami Ruins)

愛宕神社表参道の大杉大神(Osugi Okami)


愛宕神社表参道の風景(Mt. Atago)


愛宕神社の表参道(Omotesando of Atago-jinja Shrine)

カワラケ投げ跡(Throw ‘Kawarake’)

愛宕神社の表参道のカワラケ投げ跡(Throw 'Kawarake')

水尾わかれ休息所(Mizuowakare Rest Space)

愛宕神社の表参道の水尾わかれ休息所(Mizuowakare Rest Space)

花売り場(Shikimi-Flower Stand)

愛宕神社の表参道の花売り場(Shikimi-Flower Stand)


愛宕神社の表参道の花売り場(Shikimi-Flower Stand)

黒門(Kuro-mon Gate)

愛宕神社の表参道の黒門(Kuro-mon Gate of Atago-jinja Shrine)


Precincts

Precincts of Atago-jinja Shrine

社務所(Shrine Office)

愛宕神社の社務所(Shrine Office of Atago-jinja Shrine)


愛宕神社の社務所の自動販売機(Shrine Office of Atago-jinja Shrine)


愛宕神社の社務所(Shrine Office of Atago-jinja Shrine)

There are a vending machines, toilets, and public telephones in the shrine office.

慶俊社/好庵社(Kyoshun-sha / Koan-sha Shrine)

愛宕神社の慶俊社/好庵社(Kyoshun-sha / Koan-sha Shrine of Atago-jinja Shrine)

The right hand side is Koan-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Koan Nakagawa who contributed to the rehabilitation of the Shrine.

The left hand side is Keishun-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Keishun Sozu who is one of the founder of this Shinto shrine.

鉄鳥居(Iron Torii Gate)

愛宕神社の境内(Precincts of Atago-jinja Shrine)


愛宕神社の鉄鳥居(Iron Torii Gate of Atago-jinja Shrine)


愛宕神社の鉄鳥居(Iron Torii Gate of Atago-jinja Shrine)

稲荷社(Inari-sha Shrine)

愛宕神社の稲荷社(Inari-sha Shrine)


愛宕神社の稲荷社(Inari-sha Shrine)

Enshrined deity is Inari Okami who is the main enshrined deity of the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine.

神門(Shin-mon Gate)

愛宕神社の神門(Shin-mon Gate)

手水舎(Chozu-sha)

愛宕神社の手水舎(Chozu-sha)

It is an area within the precinct of a Shinto shrine or Buddhist temple at which worshippers wash their hands and mouths.

本殿(Hon-den Hall)

愛宕神社の幣殿(Hei-den Hall of Atago-jinja Shrine)


愛宕神社の本殿(Hon-den Hall of Atago-jinja Shrine)


愛宕神社の本殿(Hon-den Hall of Atago-jinja Shrine)

It was rebuilt in 1836 during the Edo period and was greatly renovated during the Showa period.

The main enshrined deity is Izanami.

若宮社(Wakamiya-sha Shrine)

愛宕神社の若宮社(Wakamiya-sha Shrine of Atago-jinja Shrine)

The main enshrined deity is Kagu-tsuchi.

奥宮社(Okumiya-sha Shrine)

愛宕神社の奥宮社(Okumiya-sha Shrine of Atago-jinja Shrine)

The main enshrined deity is Okuninushi.

神明社/熊野社(Shinmei-sha / Kumano-sha Shrine)

愛宕神社の神明社/熊野社(Shinmei-sha / Kumano-sha Shrine of Atago-jinja Shrine)

The right hand side is Kumano-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Izanagi who is the main enshrined deity of Kumano-Hongu-Taisha Shrine.

The left hand side is Shinmei-sha Shrine, enshrined deity is Amaterasu who is the main enshrined deity of Ise-jingu Shrine.

白髭社(Shirahige-sha Shrine)

愛宕神社の白髭社(Shirahige-sha Shrine of Atago-jinja Shrine)

Enshrined deity is Shirohige (Sarutahiko) Okami who is the main enshrined deity of Shirohige-jinja Shrine.

Video of Atago-jinja Shrine

愛宕神社の境内(京都市右京区):Atago-jinja Shrine (Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City, Japan)

Photo of Atago-jinja Shrine

Atago-jinja Shrine (Ukyo Ward, Kyoto City) : 愛宕神社(京都市右京区)

Goshuin (Red ink stamp) of Atago-jinja Shrine

愛宕神社の御朱印(Goshuin of Atago-jinja Shrine)


How to get to Atago-jinja Shrine

愛宕神社の地図(Map of Atago-jinja Shrine)

The nearest bus stop is Kyoto Bus Kiyotaki (清滝) bus stop.

We can go from ‘Hankyu Arashiyama Station (阪急嵐山駅前) bus stop’ or ‘Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae (Tenryuji Temple) (Randen Arashiyama Sta.) (嵐山天龍寺前) bus stop’ to Kiyotaki bus stop.


From Osaka Umeda Sta. to Hankyu Arashiyama Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the Hankyu Kyoto Line from Osaka Umeda Station to Katsura Station and change to the Hankyu Arashiyama Line.

2.Get on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line from Katsura Station to Arashiyama Station.


From Namba Sta. to Hankyu Arashiyama Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the Osaka Metro Midosuji Line from Namba Station to Umeda Station and change to the Hankyu Kyoto Line.

1.Get on the Hankyu Kyoto Line from Osaka Umeda Station to Katsura Station and change to the Hankyu Arashiyama Line.

2.Get on the Hankyu Arashiyama Line from Katsura Station to Arashiyama Station.


From Kyoto Sta. to Saga-Arashiyama Sta. (by train)

Timetable and Route Search (train)

1.Get on the JR Sagano (Sanin Main) Line from Kyoto Station to Saga-Arashiyama Station.


Get on a bus from Hankyu Arashiyama Sta.

Timetable and Route Search (bus)

Please get on a Kyoto Bus No.62/72/92/94 bound for Kiyotaki at Hankyu Arashiyama Station Bus Stop and get off Kiyotaki Bus Stop.

Bus Company Kyoto Bus
Routes / Destination No.62/72/92/94 bound for Kiyotaki
Boarding Bus Stop Hankyu Arashiyama Sta.
Alighting Bus Stop Kiyotaki
Fare 230 yen
Time Reguired 21 min

Get on a bus from Randen Arashiyama Sta.

Timetable and Route Search (bus)

Please get on a Kyoto Bus No.62/72/92/94 bound for Kiyotaki at Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae (Tenryuji Temple) (Randen Arashiyama Sta.) Bus Stop and get off Kiyotaki Bus Stop.

Bus Company Kyoto Bus
Routes / Destination No.62/72/92/94 bound for Kiyotaki
Boarding Bus Stop Arashiyama Tenryuji-mae (Tenryuji Temple) (Randen Arashiyama Sta.)
Alighting Bus Stop Kiyotaki
Fare 230 yen
Time Reguired 17 min

From Kiyotaki Bus Stop to Kiyotaki Route / Front Approach (on foot).

It’s about 500m (15 minutes) on foot.


Take a taxi

From Kyoto Station:about 5,000 yen (30 minutes)

From Gion-shijo Station:about 4,800 yen (30 minutes)

From Arashiyama Station:about 1,700 yen (10 minutes)

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

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

taxi-call

・Phone number of taxi dispatch (Around Kyoto Sta. and Gion-shijo Sta.)

・Phone number of taxi dispatch (Around Arashiyama Sta.)

Hotel search & reservation


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