Kyoto Japan Tourist Information and Travel Guide
Yasaka Shrine Gate is a two story gate that dates back to 656.
If you visit Japan during cherry blossom season, you will probably pass through this gate when visiting Maruyama Park.
Maruyama Park is well known for its cherry trees that blossom profusely in the spring.
Each New Year's Eve, thousands of people visit the Yasaka Shrine Gate to pray for health and prosperity.
Yasaka Shrine Gate is located at the eastern end of Shijo-dori Street, just east of the Kamogawa River. The main shopping area of the Gion District is located between this shrine and Shijo Bridge.