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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. Plan to visit Imamiya Shrine and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kyoto attractions using our Kyoto family vacation planner.
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  • Roasted rice cakes I went in wanting to eat. Old historic shrine is the shrine itself. We both are two cakes seared. Soy flour, lunch was eaten by others, who do not. It seems even the blessings of good-luck charm. Both were very good.
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  • Visit the famous bun thing. The ambience nice shops will last 1,000 years and 600-year dumpling shop. In less tourists and slowly allowed to visit. That had a shrine also known as "she" and said there is a good match of the "Tama no Koshi amulet" made me smile a little.
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  • This is probably the most beautiful shrine we visited during our short stay in Kyoto. It is very peaceful and less touristic than other shrines in the city. We visited the shrine at dusk and there wer...  more »
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  • Make sure you give yourself at least an hour here to walk around. If you're short on time, head straight up, about mid-way, to take the mandatory picture of the abundance of red archways.
  • Was visited for the first time to somehow familiar with going from the old shrine (deja vu? )。 Maybe from the gate, soothe the hearts of worshippers. It is derived from the more than 1000 years ago. Perhaps among the most famous shrines in the city has kept relatively quiet, even mundane distractions, feel very calm. It's a nice place to Shino. -Keishoin of the fifth Shogun tsunayoshi Tokugawa and edge, also known as Tama no Koshi Shinto shrine is famous as. Katsura, hospital born in Nishijin greengrocer to theory, third Shogun was stuffed with rise to tsunayoshi, to become a concubine of Ieyasu, after that, as the mother of the Shogun in ooku power sieve, with first place position from the etymology of "marry". Katsura, is lifelong hometown of Nishijin-ORI and so were doing more donations to imamiya shrine in the Deus Ex Machina. ◇ deified is "healthy ageing" + "good match good luck". "Around with the Daitoku-ji Temple and good. Delicacy "Daitokuji-natto" is recommended as a souvenir. "Examples of route 1 Subway Karasuma Line-Kitaoji bus stop. Use city bus that doubles as a bus station and imamiya-Jinja Mae. And the other is nearby.
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  • At the Shrine Imamiya: North of Daitokuji Zen Temple, there are places called "imamiya shrine" with a history of over 1000 years in the North of the temple there is a time-honored place called "at the Imamiya Shrine". It is founded in 1001 to protect people from epidemic diseases. This at the shrine is said to originate from a holy place established on Funaoka Hill in 994 was established to protect people from infectious diseases in 1001, for protection against plague. I said to this shrine was meant to protect against infectious disease resulting from a sacred place in 994, originally built on the hill where The present Imamiya Jinja was established when that at the shrine was moved to its current location, where three deities are worshipped: Was built upon current imamiya shrine was moved to the location of the shrine (3 God is worshipped) now Daikokte, god and symbol of the earth; God Ebisu, god of the sea and prosperous business sea and thriving business; and Kshiinadahime-no-Mikoto, a goddess of the paddy fields. "Imamiya" means a newly established at the shrine. The present buildings were built in 1902 means shrine was newly established. Was built in building 1902 right now In front of the shrine's main entrance, there are two small tea houses, Kazariya and Ichimonjiya, where they serve "Aburimochi," a piece of broiled rice cake on a bamboo skewer. In front of the main entrance of the shrine before wreath restaurant (400 years) and weekly stabbed "character building" (1000 years) bamboo skewers grilled mochi "rice cake Aburi" I made two small teahouse is Imamiya at the Shrine is famous for a festival known as the Yasurai Matsuri, one of the three "eccentric" festivals in Kyoto.  Imamiya shrine in Kyoto is known as the "RID Festival" three quirky note Festival is famous Yasurai Matsuri is held on the second Sunday of April and is an intangible cultural heritage.   Is a weird cultural heritage During the festivities, people costumed as goblins or red and black devils jump and dance to the music of beating drums and flutes. While the Festival by the people as Gnomes, red and black devil costume dressed drum beating and whistle music craziness and the dancing (Trans-word +: TGM Kyoto Guide)
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  • Kyoto-Shi Kita-ku-imamiya town shrine kanmu emperor was enshrined the Imperator on all four sides of the city for ping Xian Beijing Ojo peace. -Major General, second only to the great generals of the North and West Kamo General kengun West Kamo shrine imamiya transferred from the Daitoku-ji Temple and generals leave the name as your method is now 8 m. Calendar bearing God said God chouseishin, rough shake called the great demon maou Tenno
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  • Opened Kyoto big three strange festivals every year April week 2 Sunday Festival RID referred to one. Nokyo-Sho is a cute series two-page spread.
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