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[Miyako Shichifukujin Meguri]

Visit the seven deities of good fortune for good luck at the beginning of a new year

The Shichifukujin, or seven deities of good fortune, are Ebisujin, Daikokuten, Bishamonten, Benzaiten, Fukurokujujin, Jurojin, and Hoteison, and they have been worshipped as deities that bring good fortune to people since ancient times. Among all the Shichifukujin Meguri pilgrimages around the nation, the Kyoto one boasts the longest history. They say that you will be granted blessings especially if you go on a Shichifukujin Meguri at the beginning of the year compared to any other time of the year. Take the stamp board in your hand and get it stamped at each Shichifukujin shrine or temple, while you pray for good luck. If you want to go to all seven shrines and temples in one day, the sightseeing bus operating during the period is convenient.
Posted photos Main Hoteison is the deity of abundance and health, and is the only one among the Shichifukujins that is modeled on an actual person (Mampuku-ji Temple)
Three photos Upper left Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple, where you can see valuable wooden carvings from the Heian and Kamakura periods, upper right The Ebisu Shrine torii with a "Fukumi" in which your wish is said to come true if you throw coins in, lower A stamp board with all the stamps collected
 
Date January 1st to January 31st, 2017
 
Phone Miyako Shichifukujin Office (Rokuharamitsu-ji temple)
+81-75-561-6980 (Japanese only)
* Inquire at the Kyoto Sightseeing Bus Reservation Center (+81-75-672-2100) for information on sightseeing buses during the period.
Fee Stamping fee (Scroll) 500 yen
Stamp board / Stamp book 300 yen
Sightseeing bus
Adults 8,240 yen
Children 5,360 yen
URL http://miyako7.jp/
Kyoto City Official Travel Guide (Kyoto)
https://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/feature/sichifukujin.php
http://kyoto.travel/en
 

The seven shrines and temples of Miyako Shichifukujin Meguri

● Ebisu Shrine
Address 125 Komatsu-cho, Yamato Oji-dori Shijo-shagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-525-0005 (Japanese only)
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stamps: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Access Take the JR Nara Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Tofukuji Station". Take the Keihan Main Line for approx. 6 minutes, alight at "Gion-Shijo Station", and walk for approx. 6 minutes.
URL http://www.kyoto-ebisu.jp/
 
● Myoen-ji Temple
Address 31 Matsugasaki Higashi-machi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-781-5067 (Japanese only)
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stamps: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Access Take the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Matsugasaki Station" and walk for approx. 20 minutes.
URL http://matugasaki-daikokuten.net/
 
● To-ji Temple
Address 1 Kujo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-691-3325 (Japanese only)
Hours Gates open: 6:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Bishamondo)
Hours (Kondo / Kodo): 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Last admission at 4:30 p.m.)
Stamps: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (within the Nokyosho Office, Jikido Hall)
Access Approx. 15-minute walk from "Kyoto Station", JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line.
URL http://www.toji.or.jp/en/
 
● Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple
Address 81-1 Rokuro-cho, 2-chome, Matsubara-dori Yamato Oji Higashi-iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-561-6980 (Japanese only)
Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Access Take the JR Nara Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Tofukuji Station". Take the Keihan Main Line for approx. 4 minutes, alight at "Kiyomizu-Gojo Station", and walk for approx. 7 minutes.
URL http://www.rokuhara.or.jp/
 
● Sekizan Zen-in Temple
Address 18 Shugakuin Kaikonbo-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-701-5181 (Japanese only)
Hours Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stamps: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Access Take the Karasuma Line of Kyoto Municipal Subway from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 12 minutes, alight at "Matsugasaki Station" and take a taxi for approx. 7 minutes.
URL http://www.sekizanzenin.com/english.html
 
● Gyogan-ji Temple (also known as Kodo Temple)
Address 17 Gyogan-ji Monzen-cho, Teramachi-dori Takeya-cho-agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-211-2770 (Japanese only)
Hours 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stamps: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Access Take the JR Nara Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 2 minutes, alight at "Tofukuji Station". Take the Keihan Main Line for approx. 12 minutes, alight at "Jingu-Marutamachi Station", and walk for approx. 6 minutes.
URL Kyoto City
https://kanko.city.kyoto.lg.jp/detail.php?InforKindCode=1&ManageCode=1000043
 
● Obakusan Mampuku-ji Temple
Address 34 Gokasho Sanbanwari, Uji-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-774-32-3900 (Japanese only)
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Stamps: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Access Take the JR Nara Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 23 minutes, alight at "Obaku Station", and walk for approx. 5 minutes.
URL http://www.obakusan.or.jp/

updated on Mar 2, 2017

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