Muko Shrine

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Muko Shrine, known affectionately by its nickname, Myojin-san, is said to have been founded in 718 during the Nara period. The Honden main hall, built during the Muromachi, is designated by the Japanese government as an important cultural property. It was built in the “Sangensha Nagare-zukuri” style (three-bay wide structure with a gable roof). Muko Shrine served as the model for the Meiji Jingu Shrine in Tokyo. After passing under the giant Torii gate within the shrine precincts, visitors walk a tree-lined flagstone approach to the shrine. A tunnel of cherry blossoms is created here during spring, while a tunnel of maple in its autumn brilliance is created in the fall.

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Postal code:617-0005
65 Kitayama Muko-cho Muko City




10-minute walk from Nishi-muko Sta. on the Hankyu Kyoto Line

Access to Kyoto by the Sea

Access to Kyoto in the Forests

Access to Kyoto Infused with Tea

Access to Kyoto Otokuni Bamboo Grove

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