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Journey of the Seven Deities of Good Luck

On this trip, you will journey to the sites of the seven deities of good luck. If you visit all of these in 2 days, you may be guaranteed the best possible luck for the coming year! However, if you don't have time to visit all the sites, you can simply choose a single shrine to visit
(About 2 days)

10:00-11:00

Day 1
Sekizan Zen-in Temple

This site enshrines "Fukurokuju", the god of happiness, high stipend, and longevity. This temple was placed in the historically unlucky northeast direction of Kyoto and has many strong qualities to ward off evil.

Details
Adddress: 18 Kaikonbo-cho, Shugakuin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 15-minute walk from City Bus Stop Shugakin Rikyu-michi
20 minute walk from Shugakuin Station of Eizan Electric Railway
Hours: 9:00 - 16:30
Entrance Fees: Free

From Kyoto city bus #5 Shugakuin Rikyu-michi to Shugakuin-michi:1 minute
Kyoto city bus #8 Shugakuin-michi to Matsugasaki Kokuten: 3 minutes

12:00-13:00

Myoen-ji Temple

This temple enshrines the god "Daikokuten". Syosekizan Myoen-ji Temple is the full name of this site. The principle object of this shrine is the Daikokuten statue made by Dengyo Daishi, which beautifully depicts the fortune and lucky god.

Details
Address: 31 Higashi-machi, Matsugasaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 3-minute walk from City Bus Stop Matsugasaki Daikokuten
10-minute walk from Matsuga saki Station on the Karasuma Subway Line
7-minute walk from Shugakuin Station on the Eizan Electric Railway
Hours: 9:00 - 16:30
Entrance Fees: Free

15:00-16:00

Gyogan-ji Temple

This ancient temple, located to the south of Kyoto Imperial Park, was founded by a holy priest named Gyoen. Priest Gyoen preferred to wear deerskin year round and was known as Priest "Deerskin". Similarly, this temple, which enshrines the god Juro-shin who is able to grant longevity, came to be known as Deerskin Temple.

Details
Address: 17 Gyogan-ji Monzen-cho, Takeyacho-agaru, Teramachi-dori, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 3-minute walk from City Bus Stop Kawaramachi Marutamachi
Kyoto bus #205 from Rakuhoku Koko-mae bus stop- Kawaramachi Marutamachi bus stop: 11 minute walk
15-minute walk from Jingu Marutamachi on the Keihan Railway
10-minute walk from Marutamachi Station on the Karasuma Subway Line
Hours: 8:00 - 16:30
Entrance Fees: Free

10:00-10:30

Day 2
Ebisu-jinja Shrine

This site enshrines the god Ebisu, who holds a fishing rod in his right hand and allows worshippers to achieve success in business. The Osaka Imamiya-jinja Shrine, the Nishinomiya-jinja Shrine, and Kyoto's Ebisu-jinja Shrine are known as the three main sites for worshipping the god Ebisu.

Details
Address: 125 Komatsu-cho, Shijo sagaru, Yamato-oji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 5-minute walk from Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan Railway
8-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Keihan Railway
5-minute walk from City Bus Stop Shijo-Keihan-mae
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00
Entrance Fees: Free

10:45-11:30

Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple

Rokuharamitsu-ji Temple enshrines Benzaiten, the only female god of the seven deities of good fortune. This goddess has the ability to bring you good fortune and improve your ability in the arts.

Details
Address: Higashi, Yamato-oji-agaru, Gojo-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 5-minute walk from City Bus Stop Kiyomizu-michi
7-minute walk from Kiyomizu Gojo Station on the Keihan Railway
15-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Railway
Hours: 8:00 - 17:00
Entrance Fees: Free for the grounds (Treasure Room: Adults: 600 yen, Junior High, High School, and College Students: 500 yen, Elementary School Students: 400 yen)

13:00-14:00

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Manpuku-ji Temple

Manpuku-ji Temple was built in 1661 by a Chinese monk Ingen Zenji revered by the shogun and head priests of the time. In 1661, the temple became a representative Zen temple and one of Japan's three most famous Zen temples.

Details
Address: 34 Sanbanwari, Gokasho, Uji City
Access: 5-minute walk from Obaku Station on the JR Nara Line or Keihan Uji Line
Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (No admission after 16:30)
Entrance Fees: Adults: 500 yen, Junior High and Elementary School Students: 300 yen

*JR Obaku Station to JR Kyoto Station: 21 minutes

*Kintetsu Kyoto Station to Kintetsu Toji Station: 2 minutes

15:00-16:00

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To-ji Temple

Toji Temple has the tallest 5-storied pagoda in Japan. Enshrined in Bishamon-hall, is the god Bishamonten, who has the power to drive away the gods of poverty. In Japan, this deity is known to give treasure and fortune to visitors.

Details
Address: 1 Kujo-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 10-minute walk from Kintetsu Toji Station
Hours: 8:30 - 16:30 (Sep. 20 to Mar. 19), 8:30 - 17:30 (Mar. 20 to Sep. 19)
Entrance Fees: Free for the grounds (500 yen for the Inner Hall; 500 yen for the Treasure Room. Treasure Room is opened only from Mar. 20 to May. 25 in spring and Sep. 20 to Nov. 25 in autumn.)

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Sennyu-ji Temple

On the Coming of Age Day (second Monday of January), if you visit Sennyu-ji Temple for your "Seven Deities of Good Luck" journey, you will have the opportunity to worship all seven gods in one temple.

Details
Hours: 9:00 - 16:30 (open until 16:00 from Dec. to Feb.)
Address: 27 Yamanouchi-cho, Sennyu-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
Access: 7-minute walk from City Bus Stop Sennyuji-michi
Closed: Open year round
Entrance Fees: Adults: 500 yen, Junior High and Elementary School Students: 300 yen

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