This is Yasaka Shrine, originally called Gion Shrine. Once you go up the stairs through the Ro-Mon (gate)...
many people were there. Seems March is a month of celebrations there.
However you have to get by this guy to get in. One of the Shishi statues.
We weren't sure what was inside, turns out there were food and other vendors around the grounds.
We kept walking since we were there to do some sight seeing. Funny that if now I went to a shrine with a festival going on I would definitely check out what is being sold and the food.
So just wander with us as we looked at the lovely things there...
for more information about Yasaka Shrine, started in 656,
From my trip back in 2008. Previously posted elsewhere but putting them here for back-up plus I think it will go with what I will be posting soon.
Putting this up in this week's Show Me Japan.