Hachi Jinja Shrien (八神社)

①Landscape of Hachi Jinja Shrine

②Hachi Jinja Shrine of history


How to get to Hachi Jinja Shrine

Unfortunately, there are no way to go to Ginkaku-ji by train.

You can take a bus! 

When going to Hachi jinja by bus

①JR Kyoto Station(Bus stop:A1) ➡ Jodo-ji bus stop➡ about 10minuets on foot.

・No 5 :Ginkakuji Temple Via Heian-jingu Shrine(Kyoto City bus)

Total about 50 minuets / Cost 230yen (Child:120 yen)

②JR Kyoto Station(Bus stop:A2) ➡ Jodo-ji bus stop➡ about 10minuets on foot.

・No.17 : Ginkakuji Temple

Total about 50 minuets / Cost 230yen (Child:120 yen)

③JR Kyoto Station(Bus stop:D1) ➡ Gibkaku-ji mae bus stop➡ about 5minuets on foot.

・No100(Exp.) : Ginkakuji Temple Via Kiyomizu dera Temple

No100(Exp.) bus is prepaid. Riding from the front door and from the back door. Please pay the fare when you boarding.

Total about 50 minuets / Cost 230yen (Child:120 yen)

Things of the glamour of Hachi Jinja

①Landscape of Hachi Jinja Shrine

Hachi Jinja Shrine is near Ginkaku-ji, so it seems to be crowed with tourisit…but actually there are not many people. Many people obsessed with souvenirs and doesn’t realize it. By the way, Hachi Jinja Shrine is also called the guardian of Ginkakuji.

If you pass through the big torii, you will find “Amesha”. Situated right on Nino Torii and sings the god of water, “Takaokamino-kami” . In the midle of the approach, there is a red torii “Kinoshita Inari Shrine”. If you go up the stairs further, you will find the “Maidono(Stage)”. There is a “worship hall” in front of it. Omikuji and amulets are sold at the hall of worship, but there is only a box for money. Please make sure you have no change when you purchasing.

②Hachi Jinja History

Hachi Jinja Shrine was builded 901〜923year , or 806〜 810year.Since Ginkaku-ji was built around 1480, so Hachi Jinja is historically older.

As its name suggests, Hachi Jinja Shrine enshrines eight pillars of gods.

The god of worship….









The benefits of fulfilling various applications, exorcism and exemption. You can ask them anything you want to fulfill.

My recommendation

The approach from the bus stop to Hachi Jinja Shrine is fun!

Actually, about 300m is the approach to Ginkakuji. But you can walk the approach when you go to Hachi Jinja Shrine. There are many souvenir shops on both sides, and there are shops where you can walk around. Every store has a long history and very famous. The shops in the approach serve tea. If you are tired, you can sit down and take a break.

Hachi Jinja Shrine entrance fee

Entrance fee


Entrance times

24hour open.

But, I don’t recommended at night because there is no light.



Hachi Jinja Shrien is very close to Ginkakuji Temple. Everyone goes to Ginkakuji, so it’s not so croeded here. I saw some bees when I walked at the precincts. Be careful, please if you will visit.


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