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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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  • This is the scene that will go to 岚忻 Mountain Tour, the space is small, but full of the mysterious atmosphere, because of the very experience, so the visitors and believers can not be 繹. The nearby wind scenery is beautiful, also has the small sale shop to be able to stroll, the recommended to want to request the marriage edge everybody!
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  • This is a small shrine located in the bamboo forest and it is not an elaborate shrine but it does get busy. There's a nice atmosphere at this shinto shrine and with it being surrounded by the bamboo f...  more »
  • This is the place where the emperor's son must have come to the altar before he ascended to the throne. A lot of people need to come earlier and take the Lanshan or Jr. there is a big bamboo grove in front of us.
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  • Nonomiya-jinja Shrine, dedicated to the Sun Goddess and to the deity of fire. Once filled with imperial princesses who were sent by their emperors to reside here to purify themselves, today it’s filled with modern princesses chasing after the next selfie moment. Oh yeah, people do come here to seek purity and perhaps to find love.
  • Great place to see if you're a tourist. Everything had descriptions in English (and some other languages were also available here and there).
  • Another very beautiful shrine. Worth a visit and is a good day trip in from Kyoto.
  • Largest temple/shrine grounds in all of Kyoto, and you're invited to walk, bicycle, or even drive through the grounds of this holy place, on your way to anyplace else you're headed....even when this place is closed.
  • The shrine it self is OK. The main attraction here is the bamboo path. It is scenic and most importantly, free. Other than that, not much else. It's worth walking through if you bought the all day bus pass so money isn't an issue.

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