Woodland Kyoto

Kuwayama-jinja Shrine

Kuwayama Shrine in Kameoka City, located in the Woodland Kyoto area, was built in 709. The temple sits in the Kameoka basin which is said to have been a lake long ago leading to the region being perfect for farming. Kuwayama literally means "hoe mountain" and it is said that the shrine gets its name from the belief that the kami Takamitsu Omi used a hoe, or "kuwa", to carve out the valley and piled the dirt up to make the surrounding hills.

The shrine actually contains two shrines. The Kuwayama shrine, which enshrines Takamitsu Omi (Mikoto Onamuchi), and the Hachiman shrine, which enshrines Betsuson Honda (Mikoto Honda), both of which are designated by Kyoto Prefecture as registered cultural properties. There are also over 1,000 maple trees on the grounds; making it a great place to visit in the fall.

22-2 Kamigaichi, Kamiyada-cho, Kameoka City, Kyoto
Bus: From "Kameoka" station on the JR Sagano line, take the Keihan Kyoto Kotsu bus to "Koseguchi" and walk for about 20 minutes.
or take the Kameoka City Community Bus (East Course) from "Kameoka" Station on the JR Sagano Line and get off at "Kuwayama Shrine".
Car: Get off at the "Shino" IC on the Kyoto Jukan Expressway. Turn left at the first traffic light and head west. Next, head west on Route 6 and turn slightly right when you see the torii gate.
Business Hours
Number of regular vehicles: 30 *Free from Worshipers
Number of regular vehicles: 30 *Free from Worshipers