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Nonomiya Shrine, Kyoto

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To visit Nonomiya Shrine, you'll have to navigate a peaceful, towering bamboo forest, following signs to the small place of worship. Reputedly referred to in the 11th-century novel "Tale of Genji," it is dedicated to the god of relationships and learning, and remains a popular site with students taking exams and people looking for guidance in their romantic endeavors. Come prepared for crowds of locals and tourists alike. Work out when and for how long to visit Nonomiya Shrine and other Kyoto attractions using our handy Kyoto day trip app .
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  • New year's day 1/4 went to the family. Was filled with young couples and girls. We are Inari's longevity Dragon and new baby they engage family was hanging out. Arranged marriage is famous God, was filled.
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  • You will see between the trees and past the bamboo, and dense. Seemed to be a shrine to pray for children can be and have been praying for the family. Site is very compact, but it was crowded.
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  • Small temple in the middle of bamboo road which is called chikurin . This place is also very crowded. Nice spot to drop by ~ There’s a pretty big pig? cow? sculpture which brings you a luck when you rub it. Actually I forgot what animal is the sculpture. It could be a raccoon. Anyway it brings you a luck. That’s the most important thing to remember. ;) Nothing to lose if you try whether you believe it or not.
  • A simple shrine where you can seek peace or any wishes to come true. Lovely bamboo.. too crowded though. Looks commercialised.
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