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Seimei Shrine, Kyoto

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Awaken your spiritual side as you stroll through peaceful surrounds dating back to 1007 CE at Seimei Shrine. As you make your entry to the second-century shrine, two tori gates greet you. The main gate features an engraved golden bellflower, which marks a turn away from Japanese tradition of engraving the shrine’s name, or that of its presiding deity, into the gateway. Walk around the complex grounds and find an old stone bridge, a well with healing powers, and a 300-year-old camphor tree. Go to the back of the complex to find the main shrine, where the presiding deity is worshipped. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Seimei Shrine by using our Kyoto family vacation planner.
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  • It seems small shrine is a popular spot in when worshippers there is constant. Appreciated a bit is because everyone stroked in the popular charm peach Turpin (laughs) talismans and amulets are Fortune 100 yen was affordable I think.
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  • New daughter high school students doing the Seimei shrine in Osaka, Kyoto was saying but nice surprises, like Osaka. I quite enjoy the painting showing the story of Abe no Seimei not interested people.
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  • I think than a potted plant as well as new and historic shrine and tourist-oriented element is strong. On my second visit is of tourists is quite an interesting place. Gate 5-pointed star also kinda cool looking nice. Going to his blessing and power rather than a fun atmosphere. Students were also popular.
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  • “Unusual” This shrine has some interesting attractions - objects to touch that bring you good luck. You'll see people stroking a peach, or a stone or hugging a huge tree. Really funny!
  • Not bad for Japanese The reason why i gave this review is this shrine is not big ... Take 1 min is enough to look around all there
  • Quiet shrine nestled near the end of a little walkway beside a run of water. The journey to find it is very peaceful
  • We stopped by here on our way to the restaurant we had booked. Really cool Shinto temple!
  • A small shrine hidden in kyoto where only local and Chinese people go. It a calm place and with a different atmosphere from the habitual tourist place.