Kimpu Shrine

Travel Information

Kimpu Shrine (金峯神社) is located in Yoshino, Nara Prefecture. This place is the deepest place of Yoshino Mountain. It was used to be the largest Shugendo place of Yoshino. In 1185, Minamoto no Yoshitsune hid this hall.

Tourist Info.
There is no parking. There is a restroom.
Time for the tower: 9:00 to 16:00
Admission: 300 JPY
0746-32-1089 for the reservation.

0. at Kashihara Jingumae Station.
1. use Kintetsu Yoshino Line to Yoshino Station.
2. use a Ropeway to the Yoshino.
3. use a local bus to Okusenbonguchi.

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Map around Kimpu Shrine

Detailed Travel Guide

Kimpu Shrine
Kimpu Shrine enshrines Kanayamahiko no Mikoto who is the god of Yoshino mountain. Kimpu is the name of the all mountains around here and it means the gold mining mountain. In Buddhism, this place was considered as the heaven with gold.

There is a tower that used for the Shugendo. In 1185, Minamoto no Yoshitsune hid in this place. When he was surrounded, he kicked out the roof and escaped.