Structure (Post#21) : Yasaka Jinja (Shrine) – Over A Millennium Year Old Building
Photos of the day are all about Yasaka Jinja or Yasaka Shrine – a Shinto Shrine. One thing that is amazing to learn about the building of this shrine is that, it stands more than a thousand years. I wondered what kind of wooden building able to stand for more than a millennium years of its life. Well, in Japan, if it’s not because of natural calamities (earthquake, typhoon or volcanic eruption) or man-made calamities (such as atomic bomb), there are lots of old buildings still standing today, which truly admiring because of Japanese technology used to maintain to most of its heritage buildings. I remembered the Mieido Hall in Chionin Temple wherein the whole building is covered by another metal building just to renovate it, a very considerate care and protection in which they considered national treasure of their country. These photos are part of First Kyoto Tour last September 2015.
Photo : Yasaka Jinka, Yasaka Shrine, Shinto Shrine, Religious Site, Shrine
Location : 625 Gionmachi Kitagawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyōto-shi, Kyōto-fu 605-0073, Japan
Directions / Transportation :
1. Take Raku Bus #100 from Kyoto Station that goes to Higashiyama Area, then get off at Gion Bus Stop or
2. Take bus #12, 46, 201, 202, 203 or 206
3. Visit the official access link to reach the shrine here.
Official Website : Yasaka Shrine