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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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  • On the way back from 拝 shrine, he has been visiting the shrine and tasting the famous roasted hemp mochi in the back of the shrine. The shrine is best known for Jade Opinion and Hyun Stone.
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  • Walking around with their feet if you go to the Daitoku-ji Temple, a shrine imamiya, is going to eat the grilled mochi, with his usual course. Turning slowly and wise fool's I found says. How strange that I didn't know until now. Heavy pumice stone and bottle Yuzuru's tricks like this came together. Wise fool's naming it the charm is.
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  • Aburi-Mochi is famous food of this place.
  • Sunny morning Imamiya Shrine Morning to noon around 今宮神社 for desserts, good luck, good health and cleanse off negative energy at the same time. There are few unique attractions within Imamiya Shrine. Especially, the two old dessert shops Ichiwa and Kazariya. Specialized in roasted rice cakes known as aburi-mochi. There is also a unique 今宮の奇石 阿呆賢 The Magical Ahokashisan Stone of Imamiya Shrine. Locals visit the stone for its magical elements. When a person touches the stone and then rubs to the injury area, it would assist in faster healing and recovery. The stone has wish granting properties too, by tapping the stone three times, lifts it up and puts it down. Then, strokes the stone again while making a wish, lifts it up and puts it down again.
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