New Year First Temple, Sjhrine visit in Kyoto 2020
3id January 2020 Kyoto visit
Toji temple、Heian Shrine
As the New Years Eve bell tolls at midnight, during "hatsumode" people head to the temples and shrines to pray for their health and safety in the coming year. Kyoto is home to an especially large number of shrines, and every year it is visited by many pilgrims from across Japan. Each shrine has its own unique rituals for celebrating the new year and welcoming pilgrims.
At the start of this new year, why not come wish for your own health and safety at a shrine or temple?