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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. Using our world travel planner, Kyoto attractions like Nonomiya Shrine can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Nonomiya Shrine (野宮神社), a.k.a the Shrine in the Country (nonomiya literally means "field palace"), is a (small) Shinto shrine located in the the district of Arashimaya within the proximity of the Bamb...  more »
  • This small lovely shrine is located at the beginning of Bamboo Forest Street. It is said that you have an easy delivery, when you pray this god.  more »
  • Too many People including myself damages the atmosphere and noisy. It is better to skip but this is on the way from Togetukyo Bridge to several temples so no way! The most crowded sight seeing spot in...  more »
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  • 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.
  • I love all about natural view here...
  • Small shrine you can visit along your stops in this area