Seimei-Jinja Shrine, Kyoto

3.9
Awaken your spiritual side as you stroll through peaceful surrounds dating back to 1007 CE at Seimei-Jinja Shrine. As you make your entry to the second-century shrine, two tori gates greet you. The main gate features an engraved golden bellflower, which marks a turn away from Japanese tradition of engraving the shrine’s name, or that of its presiding deity, into the gateway. Walk around the complex grounds and find an old stone bridge, a well with healing powers, and a 300-year-old camphor tree. Go to the back of the complex to find the main shrine, where the presiding deity is worshipped. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Seimei-Jinja Shrine and many more Kyoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kyoto trip itinerary builder tool .
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  • The little shrine you saw in the past was dedicated to the Sun teacher Abe Ching Ming. I'm going to be attracted because the shrine's goal is a five-star case. At night through this side to see the lights lit up, there are students here to practice the flute.
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  • Akira Abe is enshrined, which is a yin-yang teacher, and I thought that it was a little more wide because it has been picked up occasionally on TV etc., but I felt that it was unexpectedly small. There are five-pointed stars in the Torii, and it feels unconventional as a Japan shrine. Harumei is famous as a power spot. The red seal is not handwritten but a basic memo.
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  • Very busy place since entrance is free on majority of the area. There's plenty of kimonos for rent on the way up to the shrine, so you'll see a lot of people in costume/kimono. For me, there's nothing special about the shrine (since there's no one explaining)and there's just too many people
  • Very well kept but was kind of hard to find on bike. I don't know much about the figure skater but the shrine was quite nice and I even got a little clear folder with my shuin seal!
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