Imamiya Shrine, Kyoto
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
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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I used to live near this shrine as I was a child. This is why I am quite familiar with this shrine. When you enter from the east gate, you might feel as if you strayed into a scene of historical movie... read more »
大徳寺の帰り道に立ち寄った今宮神社でした。参道のあぶり餅が有名だそうですが、時間の都合で食べられず、次回リベンジしたいと思います。Imamiya Shrine at the Daitoku-ji Temple on the way. I cannot eat roasted rice cakes of famous, but it is in the interest of time, you want to revenge the next time.show original
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.
TARO MURA-KAMISeared cake offered at the adjacent restaurant is on-site. At the shrine as a tourist destination isshow original
月夜のシャム猫Have a temple at in a long time, I went to Kyoto. Matsuo shrine → Kitano Tenman-gu shrine imamiya shrine → Kamigamo-Jinja shrine → shimogamo shrine. Fast lane is (laughs)show original
KiseradoneI like the atmosphere of the approach Imamiya shrine gate in front. With lots of people to dine on both sides seared cake shop face 2 chaise longue perched on is crowded.show original
Masa InoueI asked the weeping cherry tree season. It's a nice place.show original
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