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Kumano Nyakuoji Jinja Shrine is one of three Kumano shrines in Kyoto as well as Imakumano Jinja and Kumano Jinja and is located in the South end of Path of Philosophy. It is known as one of the three "Kumano" of Kyoto. It became a guardian shrine in "Nyakuoji" area. It was established by ex-emperor Go-Shirakawa in 1160 as a guardian shrine for Nyakuoji Temple. The Muromachi shogunate and warrior families of that time patronised this shrine, which was renowned for its beautiful cherry blossoms. Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa held a great cherry blossom party here in March 1465 The autumn tint of "Nyakuoji Mountain" in the shrine back is beautiful. The grave of "Jo Nijima" who is the founder of "Doshisha university" is in the top of a mountain of "Nyakuoji Mountain".

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