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Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine, Yawata City -Special visit to an ancient Shinto shrine-


Group size2~8people

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine,  Yawata City -Special visit to an ancient Shinto shrine-

Special visit to an important ancient Shinto shrine and over 150 items of cultural importance

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine lies in the mountains of Otokoyama where calls of wild birds reverberate in the air. This tour brings you away from the hustle and bustle of Kyoto city to an ancient Shinto shrine that is also one of Japan’s designated national treasures. We will explore its shrine halls that were constructed 300 to 400 years ago, guided by a priest who will tell us more about the shrine’s history. Before leaving, we will receive an “ema” (a wooden plaque for writing one’s prayers or wishes) with the shrine’s unique design as a souvenir from our visit.

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine

Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine

Named after the holy water (“iwashimizu”) flowing from the midsection of Mt. Otokoyama, Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine is one of Japan’s three major Hachimangu shrines, along with Usa Jingu Shrine in Kyushu and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine in Kanto.

Historical Treasure

Historical Treasure

The shrine grounds are home to several sites of tremendous historical importance, including numerous cultural treasures dating from more than 1000 years ago that have been carefully preserved and handed down through the generations.

Approach to a main shrine

Approach to a main shrine

The stone paved approach connecting the third torii gate to the main hall. In the vicinity of the third torii gate, we will find a protruding rock called “Shobuishi” where we will gather together to pray.

Phoenix sculpture

Phoenix sculpture

More than 150 stunning engravings showcasing the shrine’s magnificence in vivid colors can be found on the fence paneling that surrounds the shrine’s main hall. We will learn more about these decorative works from the priest during the guided tour.

Illuminated Shrine

Illuminated Shrine

Once a year in spring, the shrine welcomes visitors at night. During this special event, the main hall will be illuminated and open to the public, with many important cultural assets on display. Activities such as guided tours of the hall and open-air tea ceremonies will also be held.

⑤ Iwashizu Hachinmangu Shrine (National Treasure.) (240mins)

JR Kyoto (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) MK Taxi VIP Station(Departure)
(40 min.) ↓ By Chartered Taxi  [Tolls Not included]
Yawata City :Iwashizu Hachinmangu Shrine : Parking (Briefing.)
(20 min.) ↓ By walk
Visit Sanmon (Main gate of main Buildings) Guided by priest.
(20 min.) ↓ By walk
Illuminated Main buildings of Iwashizu Hachinmangu Shrine
(Exploration in the Honden more like Art Museum (Main building.)
(120 min.) (Guests can learn about decorative works from priest.)
(From observatory balcony : Night view in Kyoto City.)
(40 min.) ↓ By Chartered Taxi  [Tolls Not included]
JR Kyoto (Kyoto Station Hachijo Exit) MK Taxi VIP Station(Return)
Or you can choose from half-day recommended tour if you want to stay Kyoto tea country more.

Charge per person See below Rates.
Additional benefits None
Tour Operation Day Everyday exept New year days
Group size 2~8people
Language Driver : English / Shinto priest( Guide) : Japanese
Duration 180mins
Meeting Point MK Taxi VIP Station(Near by JR Kyoto Station Hachijo entrance),Ema(Wooden Tablets with you wishes.)
Meals availability Not Includes
Tour includes 【Local guide: Shinto priest, Special pray for main buildings 】
Tour does NOT includes *****


Charge(tax incl.)

■Rates (2–8 people)

2 people @3,500 JPY
3 people @3,500 JPY
4 people @3,500 JPY
5 people @3,500 JPY
6 people @3,500 JPY
7 people @3,500 JPY
8 people @3,500 JPY

■Taxi Rates (4 hrs)

4 seater 26,950 JPY
6 seater 30,500 JPY
8 seater 42,000 JPY

■Interpreter Guide Rates (4 hrs)

Standard 25,000 JPY
Off season 20,000 JPY

※Please enquire about groups larger than 8 people.
※With English speaking driver.
※Tours can be extended beyond 4 hours for an additional hourly fee. See the rate table on p.3 for details.
※An English-speaking driver is included in all packages, but as an optional extra we can arrange for a professional interpreter to accompany you. See the rate table on p.3 for details.


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