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Imamiya Shrine, Kyoto

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Pray for good health and luck at Imamiya Shrine, a Shinto shrine complex set in a lush forest. Walk along a bamboo-lined trail until you reach the entrace, which meets the eye with an intense mix of colors. A calm atmosphere and numerous smaller shrines make it possible to feel the essence of Shintoism at the complex, which hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. Children can perform rituals, such as ringing a bell or lifting a stone to appease the petrels, while you appreciate the architecture, which features elaborate wooden ceilings above red lanterns, as well as an elegant carving of a catfish. Check out the old teashouse, which has stood since the end of the 10th century. Arrange to visit Imamiya Shrine and other attractions in Kyoto using our Kyoto visit planner .
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  • It seems to have been able to do the proverb named the mikoshi of the ball because the ball which was born in the greengrocer in the west side of Kyoto became a side room of Tokugawa Iemitsu, and it became the birth mother and Katsura Shoin of the fifth shogun Tsunayoshi famous for the dog public.
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  • It is a shrine with a taste though it is a red gate, a strict main hall, and it is small. There are also stones and things to do, so you can visit the shrine while having fun. It is located in the north of Kyoto City, and i felt a little inconvenient by public transportation in terms of access. I took a taxi from Omiya Station on the Hankyu train. It was 2,130 yen. I thought it was closer, so I felt that it was surprisingly far away. On the way back, we took the Kyoto City bus and it was 230 yen. I thought I'd go by car next time I went.
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  • The Zen gardens in this shrine are truly beautiful and captivating. Perhaps I was lucky ... It was a very quiet and cool day, and the sun had gone to play elsewhere. I was able to just sit there in peace and lose myself in the tranquility. Amazingly, there were no hordes of tourists so I was enveloped by a calm that was gentle and uplifting, and I left with a deeper appreciation of the love and respect that the Japanese people have for nature. Lovely place to visit, but please leave all "noise" of adventure and discovery outside before you enter so you can sink into the soft silence that's waiting for you inside.
  • This shrine has the world's most well loved stone, and is a popular hangout for kids and their mothers. A nice place to pop by or to bring your child. They sell nice charms and have a fairly spacious shrine ground.
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