Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine and Otokoyama Observatory

Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine is one of the three largest Hachiman-gu shrines in Japan.

The grounds extend from the top to the foot of Mt. Otoko and are full of highlights.

I introduced that it is common to walk from Omotesando to visit the main shrine at the top of the mountain.

If it is hard to walk for you, you can use Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine Sando Cable.

You can enjoy an aerial walk for 3 minutes from Cable Hachiman-gu Exit Station to Hachiman-gu Sanjoguchi.

Otokoyama Observatory in front of Cable Hachiman-gu Sanjo Station has a panoramic view of Kyoto.

For example, you can see Mt. Atago, Togetsu-kyo Bridge in Arashiyama, Kyoto Tower, Mt. Hiei, Fushimi Momoyama-jo Castle and Joyo City and so on.

We can feel the cars running on the Kyoto Jukan Road and Keihan Electric Railway nearby.

And we can see only one mountain from Kyoto city while you can see two mountains from here!

On August 16, the day of Gozan Okuribi (Mountain Bon Fire), we can see the lighting of three of the five mountains.

Don't forget to drop in at this observatory in front of the mountain, even if you have walked from Omotesando!

According to the local people who guided me to the observation deck, a clear day can be seen far more clearly.

In addition, in the winter when the air is clear, it is said that the superb view will spread.


Otokoyama Observatory is managed by a local volunteer group, NPO Yawata Take (bamboo) club.

The tranquil atmosphere is also attractive as the bamboo crafts made by the members are exhibited.

The nature of each of the four seasons is beautiful, and I think I will be able to encounter new scenery whenever I visit.

Otokoyama Observatory
Yawata Hiranoyama, Yawata-city, Kyoto
Very close to Cable Hachiman-gu Sanjo Station

Here is for Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine and the statue of Boy Scout

Here is for Iwashimizu Hachiman-gu Shrine and Edison Memorial

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