Many people have visited to pray there as the Kannon of spring water since the Heian period.
If an approach is gone up to the top, Deva-gate, West-gate, and Three-storied-pagoda (all are important cultural properties) will invite you for Otowa-yama in Higashiyama to the back.
The main hall HONDO(national treasure) of the overhanging cliff structure which made the background a spring cherry tree, the autumnal leaves of fresh green and autumn, and beauty every season is upper of a cliff.
You can see the best view of a city area. There are also Halls and pagodas (all are important cultural properties) of 15.
The temple was established by Kita-no-Mandokoro in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi .
Some part of a building of Fushimi castles were moved to KODAIJI and it looked magnificent.
However a fire was encountered and now Omote-gate, Kaisan-do, Otoma-ya, Kasa-tei, Shigre-tei (all are important cultural properties) and Kangetsu-dai remain.
There are Hideyoshi and Kita-no-Msndokoro's seated statues within the Otama-ya hall.Where You can look the Japanese Lacquer technique that is famous as "Kodai-ji Makie".
The shrine was originally called the "Gion-sha" or "Kansin-in" untill the Meiji Restoration.
People prayed to God of Yasaka Shrine at the time of epidemic fashion.That was the beginning of The Gion festival in 869.
It was counted by 1 of 22 companies and was thickly venerated also from Emperor at the Heian period.
Faith of the public is also deep and Kyoto came to be venerated widely all over the country from the first.
There are several views about the source of the name.
For example,it was named Ninennzaka as a meaning called the hill-before-Sannenzaka.
There is a legend of "dying within two years if you fall over here."
This is considered that the epigram "take care about stone steps and a slope" was handed down from generation to generation.
A souvenir shop, a pottery store, a restaurant, etc. are located in a line with a place along the route.
Since this slope has connected Yasaka Jinja, Maruyama Park, Kodai-ji, Hokan-ji,
and southern Kiyomizu-dera, many tourists visit continuously.
Stone wall alleys are the Kodai-ji way and a way to which the Shimokawa field passage is connected.
Just as it goes into an alley, the stone wall of the basic portion of Machiya on a par
with both sides looks just like a stone wall.
Locally, it is called "Ishibe-koji.
The bend condition of a way and the feeling of the wooden wall show exquisite harmony.
Nishiki-ichiba is called “the kitchen in Kyoto”and many abundant foods unique to Kyoto and delicious daily dishes are sold.
How is it that after shopping carries out the takeout of the favorite foods, and enjoys itself slowly in the living of Machiya townhouse?
Please enjoy a mini party by the daily dish and sakes of repute of Kyoto in large living.
You don't have to care about time and the talk will become animated.