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Imamiya Shrine, Kyoto

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#55 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
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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  • August 2, 2017
    Says the grilled mochi from when I lived in the Kansai region was regret a Word. Internet remember in decades, Buri examines this order to prevent's was one. Coincidentally, just before the departure of the television determine roasted rice cakes. From the parking lot says the aroma of horses after the shrine and 振rikiru telling the temptation is first is hard. It was quite splendid shrine.
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  • July 25, 2017
    Imamiya shrine (now it ductility), is a Shinto shrine located in Kita-ku, Kyoto-Shi-. Is that old WA company. Said is also known as Tama no Koshi (tamanokoshi) shrine. The scale of the Festival known as relatively large shrine. Since Heian period 794 (0/794) dedicated to the gods Susanoo shrine imamiya land company (currently sessha-shrine) were have I. The spirit of pestilence and plague occur in the capital after peace and quell the plague at Shinsen-en, on spirit shrine, spirit Temple, Yasaka Shrine was held. Contemplated a large epidemic in 994 years (0/994) to the Court building to two and enshrined in the mountain where the music dedication, such as disease mitigation moved English article pyebaek is sometimes served the in the nabae. "-Spirit Association" was held at the people's initiative and the origin of the imamiya Festival started as a spirit, to pray for the disaster avoidance as well as other city festivals of Kyoto. From the epidemic in the 1001 (0/1001) was moved from the mountain where gods, let built tamagaki, shrines and temples dedicated to the gods, named and imamiya. Of his precious life (onamuchi whip only), it's every (that! I only), odd rice field life (comb's Princess Amaterasu) of 3 God shrine was. Whenever catch the disease-spirit of Fukuoka, soon settled as the imamiya, Festival (imamiya Festival), held in May every year. Gen. enshrined since the thick reverence from the Court on the shrine imamiya, populace, Samurai, in 1284 (0/1284) positive given first place 神階. 15th century - 16th century town in the capital caught up in numerous civil wars and civilization of the onin war (1467 – 1478), including the devastated shrine imamiya itself. In the war of the respondent benevolence "and" civilization destroyed shrine imamiya. The revived otabisho imamiya, Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1593 (0/1593), contributed to one.
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  • July 23, 2017
    Walk came partly because of the relatively large. People seem to shrine officials had seen the flowers and friends started dying, "love the flowers, beautiful flowers, but your heart is beautiful. "As I was told. In my beautiful mind this shrine, the temple was able to marry. Not said and is still single.
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  • February 7, 2015
    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.
  • October 17, 2016
    Liked the views
  • May 12, 2017
    A+
  • May 14, 2017
    今宮神社旁有兩間烤麻糬店 天氣冷冷的配著熱茶跟點心 整個都溫暖起來了😃😃😃 一個人五百円
  • March 2, 2017
    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. 🐕 Tokugawa fifth Shogun - Duke of tsunayoshi, mother - Kei, with RIM, also known as Tama no Koshi Shinto shrine is also famous. 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, the lifelong hometown of Nishijin-ORI and so were doing many donors to imamiya shrine in the Deus Ex Machina. This shrine deified is "healthy ageing" + "good match good luck". I do not know whether or not she can ride the power spot is likely. ◇ good turn with the Daitoku-ji Temple. 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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