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Spot Overview

  • Abura-hi Shrine is a shrine located in Kyoto Prefecture
  • Known as the setting for the movie “Rurouni Kenshin”
  • Tower gate, East cloister, West cloister, Worship hall, and Main hall are all designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan
  • A historic shrine, founded during the Heian period


  • A deeply moving spot for Rurouni Kenshin fans
  • High historical value as an Important Cultural Property of Japan
  • Beautiful and photogenic view from the approach
  • Easily accessible during Kyoto sightseeing
  • Experience Japanese culture and tradition
  • Enjoy visiting the actual settings of movies and dramas
  • Experience a mysterious atmosphere
  • Surroundings offer beautiful gardens and charming streetscapes

Access map

By car

  • 20 minutes from the Koga-Tsuchiyama IC of the Shin-Meishin Expressway
  • 20 minutes from Konan IC of Shin Meishin
  • From Meihan Kamitsuge IC: 15 min.

By train

  • 30 minutes on foot from Aburahi Station on the JR Kusatsu Line

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