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    Kadode Hachimangu Shrine

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    Kadode Hachimangu Shrine

    Shrine for safe travel known for its miraculous powers where Yoshitsune stopped by

    Kadode Hachimangu Shrine was originally a guardian shrine of the imperial palace which stood facing northeast which is regarded as a direction of bad luck.  However, it was renamed to the current name because of the reason that Minamoto no Yoshitsune visited this shrine on the way to Oshu (northern Japan) to pray for victory. “Kadode” means departure in Japanese. According to this episode, the stone monument was erected on the shrine approach. This shrine is also famous as a peach blossom viewing spot.  Yoshitsune Kadode Festival is held in early April, the best time for viewing peach blossoms. They offer many kinds of lovely amulets suiting women's tastes, so it might be good to have another one for your friend.

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC.
    Fujin-gaho,February issue,2012


    Name Kadode Hachimangu Shrine
    Address 102-1 Sakurai-cho, Chiekoin-dori Imadegawa-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
    Tel 075-431-0977 
    Hours Entry (gate open): 6:00-18:00 (special prayer until 16:00)
    Recommended There are weeping red peach trees and unique kind of peach trees that have both white and red flowers blooming on one tree.