Kinkakuhachiman-gu Shrine (金攫八幡宮)

Kinkakuhachiman-gu Shrine is a small shrine in Kita-ku in Kyoto, but it is loved by locals.

①Another “Kinkaku” near “Kinkaku-ji”

How to get to Kinkakuhachiman-gu Shrine

When going to Kinkakuhachiman-gu Shrine Temple by bus

①JR Kyoto Station(Bus stop:B2) ➡ Kitano Tenman-gu Shrine bus stop➡ about 1minuets on foot.

・No.50: Ritumeikan Univ.(Kyoto City bus)

・No.101(Exp.): Kinkakuji Temple Via Nijo-jo Castle.(Kyoto City bus)

No101(Exp.) bus is prepaid. Riding from the front door and from the back door. Please pay the fare when you boarding.

Total about 35 minuets / Cost 230yen (Child:120 yen)

Things of the glamour of Kinkakuhachiman-gu Shrine

①Another “Kinkaku” near “Kinkaku-ji”(History)

Kinkakuhachiman-gu Shrine is a small shrine that faces Nishi-Oji street about 100m south of “Wara tenjin Shrien” and 150m north of “Hirano shrine”. The alias is called “Ogitayama Hachimangu”. It was founded from Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrien in Hachiman City, Kyoto Prefecture with the spirit of the Emperor Oji. And this shrine is revered as the the ancestor of Buddhism and the guardian deity of the breeding industry. Also this shrien has been worshiped as a god of longevity. This shrine is small shrine that doen’t have any particular features, so if you walk on Nishi-oji Street where you have a lot of traffic, you might pass by almost without notice. But it is cleaned and kept beautiful. There is a big holly in the precincts. This holly is called “Golden holly” at the shrine. It is also called “Lucky charm”.


My recommendation

There are many restaurant around “Kinkakuhachiman-gu Shrien”.

◎Cafe ➡ Tentation d’ Ange

◎Suhi➡Hama Sushi

◎Washoku(Japanese restraint)➡Washoku NOW JOY

◎Yakiniku(Japanese version of Korean BBQ)➡ Gyukaku

◎Burger shop➡McDonalds

Cafe “Tentation d’ Ange” is my favorite cake shop. This shop doesn’t have Japanese traditional sweet. But you can eat delicious cakes. You can break with cakes and coffee inside or you can take away.

Kinkakujihachiman-gu Shrine entrance fee

Entrance fee


Entrance hours

24 hour Open



Kinkaku Hachiman-gu Shrine is located on the street from Wara Tenjingu Shrien to Hieano Shrine. Maku sure it is easy to overlook.


  1. Kenkun Jinja Shrine (建勲神社)

  2. Anraku-Ji Temple (安楽寺)

  3. Seimei-Shrine(晴明神社)

  4. Shikichi Jinja Shrine (Wara Tenjin Shrine)(敷地神社/わら天神宮)

  5. Hirano Jinja Shrine (平野神社)

  6. Joudo-In Temple (浄土院)

  7. Nison-In Temple(二尊院)

  8. Jizo-In Temple(Tsubaki Dera Temple)(地蔵院/椿寺)

  9. Jojakko-Ji Temple(常寂光寺)