The Otoyo Shrine is one of the historic buildings located along the Philosopher’s Walk in Kyoto. It is dedicated to the gods that guard the Shishigatani and Nanzen-ji Temple.
The Otoyo Shrine was built in 887 to pray to the gods for a cure for a strange illness suffered by the then Emperor Uda. Local people come here to pray for good health, cures for specific illnesses, good fortune, long life and for assistance with matchmaking. In 1954, the City of Kyoto listed the shrine as a Place of... view more