Saginomori-jinja Shrine (鷺森神社)

Saginomori-jinja Shrine is a shrine, that is located in Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. Reisai (regular festival) Shichiri Festival (also called Sanyare Festival) is held every May 5.


It is said that Saginomori-jinja Shrine was erected during the Jogan era (Japan) (in 859-877). This shrine was Ubusunagami (guardian deity of one's birthplace) for seven villages at the foot of Mt. Hiei, and used to be called the monarch of 修学寺. Due to the Onin War and other wars, it was relocated to its present place in the early Edo period.


16 Miyanowaki-cho, Shugakuin, Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City


About a six-minute walk from the Eizan Electric Railway, Eizan Electric Railway Eizan Line, Shugakuin Station

About a six-minute walk from the Kyoto City Bus, Shugakuin-michi Street Bus Stop.

[Original Japanese]