A lush greenery, a nice bridge and a huge shrine gate will welcome you to Kehi Shrine or Kehi Jingu.
Kehi Shrine or "Kei-san" for locals has an 11 meter-tall vermillion-laquered torii gate that welcomes everyone who takes a journey to the shrine.
Kehi Shrine's grand gate is one of the three largest wooden torii including Kasuga Taisha in Nara, and Itsukushima Shrine in Hiroshima. It is also the symbol of Tsuruga City.
You will also see the statue of a famous Japanese poet named Matsuo Basho, who visited the shrine and had written poems about the shrine and the Hokuriku region.
There is also a known fountain that gives off "Power Water" for Longevity, which comes out from the mouth of a stone turtle!
From Kyoto, go to JR Tsuruga Station, then, ride a Fukuretsu Bus heading to Matuba-cho, then alight to Kehi Jingu Mae bus stop.
The shrine is open throughout the year from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Admission is free of charge.
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