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Nonomiya Shrine, Kyoto

(3.6/5 based on 170+ reviews on the web)
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. Using our world travel planner, Kyoto attractions like Nonomiya Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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TripAdvisor
  • Because I think very few people come here on purpose, but in the middle of the bamboo forest to pray while people are crowded with worshipers. Back garden is small but very clean.
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  • It seems to the shrine appeared in the tale of Genji. Have a good match, they learned of the narrow grounds were crowded with young women. Within one year to accomplish wish and pray for Pat ", kameishi", so I had to pray for the manner.
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  • 嵐山中的小神社,隱藏著股神秘感,聽說求姻緣很厲害,我參拜完後會家過ㄧ個月就遇到我男朋友了,婚後打算和男友再去一次野宮神社還願^^  more »
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  • Small shrine you can visit along your stops in this area
  • 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.
  • Good 85
  • Shrine next to the bamboo forest.
  • Great