The Sacred Forest of Taka-Jinja Shrine has been selected as one of the 100 best scenic spots in Kyoto. Behind it, Taka-Jinja Shrine stands quietly. The main hall of the shrine was built in the Momoyama period and is a cultural property designated by Kyoto Prefecture. With its glamorous decorations, the main hall distinctly features the architectural trends of the Momoyama period, and has been a place of worship for people who live in Tagago since ancient times.
Also, documents from Taka Shrine that date back to the Kamakura period (1185-1333) state that the theatrical art form known as Sarugaku (later referred to as the famous Noh) was performed as an offering to the shrine. Therefore, Taka Shrine carries the important significance of being the place with the first record of Sarugaku in Japan.
- Taga Tennozan, Ide-cho, Tsuzuki-gun, Kyoto Prefecture
- - Walk 15 minutes from Yamashiro-Taga Station on the JR Nara Line
- Approximately 5 minutes by car from Yamashiro-Taga Station on the JR Nara Line
- Business Hours
- Visitors may enter freely